As many of you are aware at some point during the last week of September metal thieves disconnected and stole 150m of high voltage copper cable from Crawley District’s Scouts Campsite, Stanford in Pease Pottage, disabling the security measures that were in place.
Consequently our campsite no longer has power for lighting, heating, hot water or cooking; affecting all the buildings at the location.
It is estimated that the cost of replacing the cable and the necessary groundwork will cost several tens of thousands of pounds. At this time it is unclear whether our insurance will cover the essential work but we are committed to fixing it as soon as possible.
We have set up a “gofundme” page “let there be light again” see the link below and some £300 has already been donated in 3 days.
Any donation, no matter how small, would be very much appreciated and will help us to getting the electricity restored as soon as possible.
Wendy Keeley District Commissioner Crawley District Scouts
Barry Jones Chair Crawley District Scouts
Sheila Jones Stanfords Booking Secretary