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Generosity puts Scouts back on top

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

Scouts and parents sort just some of the bottles donated on the weekend. PICTURE: Supplied Scouts and parents sort just some of the bottles donated on the weekend. PICTURE: Supplied

By Emily McInerney

The Third Broken Hill Sea Scouts are overjoyed with the city’s response to a bottle-drive on the weekend.

The Scouts held the drive after five bales of cans and bottles they were saving to sell were stolen at the start of the month.

“We made $1559 from collecting and sorting 15,363 cans, plastics and glass and a couple of batteries,” said Scout spokeswoman, Sophie Angell, yesterday.

“We had several parents doing the pick-up, with about six people at the hall sorting everything as we arrived,” Mrs Angell said.

“We still have a few more donations so we will collect a few this week.”

She said about 30 people had answered the call for help.

“One man in his 70s collects his cans for a year and then once he cashes them in he treats himself to dinner. 

“This year he donated his cans to us. Stories like that are overwhelming. We received six bales from one woman.”

Sophie said people also offered to collect for them in the future.

The Sea Scouts have twice had their bottles stolen before they could be sold.

This fundraiser was to help send the children to a Cuboree.

Last week an anonymous donor gave $1,000, Quota Club $300 and the Cinema’s Ashton Wren said he would donate CCTV for the scout hall.

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