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Longridge Guide Hut Rebuild Fund!

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Longridge Guide Hut Rebuild Fund!

Longridge Guide Hut Rebuild Fund!

Longridge Guide Hut By Longridge Guide Hut

We own a 1934 built Wooden Guide Hut and it is desperately needing rebuilding! It is cold, damp and mouldy. It has no disabled facilities and has woodworm in the foundations.

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Longridge District Girlguiding covers 2 Rainbow units, 3 Brownie units and 2 Guide units comprising of 170 girls. We own a 1934 built, pre-war wooden hut which desperately needs replacing. It is damp cold and smells of mould. All our supplies, uniforms and even our hair smell of mould after being in there. The hallway floor collapsed this year and had to be replaced, and the joiner found woodworm in the foundations. There is one small toilet which is not disabled friendly and we have one girl who needs changing facilities, so it is very awkward and unacceptable the way it is. It is also up steps so is not accessible to disabled girls and leaders. It has a tin corrugated roof which does not conserve the heat, so our heating bills are large in winter and the heater breaks down regularly.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build a new, safe building for the girls of Longridge to enjoy coming to.
  • We will make a safe outdoor space for the girls to enjoy outdoor activities
  • We wil rent the building out to people wanting small buildings to rent.

Why it's a great idea:

As stated above, our Guide Hut is in a terrible state! All our supplies are ruined by damp, it is not hygienic. We have a disabled girl who needs changing facilities and we haven't got room as there is only one small toilet. The Hut is up steps and a slope making it inaccessible for disabled people.Outside is dangerous , so we can't allow the girls to play outside. The New Girlguiding Programme is about equipping girls with skills for their future, and needs us to have access to the internet to be able to do this. We have no access currently. We have been fundraising for the last few years and have raised approximately £20,000, but need at least double that, and are running out of time. We cannot rent anywhere around us at that would mean asking the parents for more money, and they struggle to pay the subs currently. There has been a Guide Hut in Longridge since 1934, don't let it disappear for good!

Steps to get it done:

  • removing the existing wooden building
  • building a brick building to the same measurements
  • landscaping the rear outdoor space
  • opening to the public

Location Longridge

About the space

Irwell St Guide Hut


Ribble Valley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £60,865

Dropping the existing building and building a new brick building - £40,000 (66%)
building a disabled ramp - £15,000 (25%)
Other - £5,865 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Dropping the existing building and building a new brick building
building a disabled ramp
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • we will equip the interior of the hut and buy new hygienic chairs and tables

Total £60,865

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