Check out the Witney Scouts named Sainsbury's charity of the year

Witney Buttercross Scout Group launches its fundraising, with Sarah Dalton, 13, in the trolley and group leader Andrew Stokes second from left

Witney Buttercross Scout Group launches its fundraising, with Sarah Dalton, 13, in the trolley and group leader Andrew Stokes second from left Buy this photo

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SCOUT Sarah Dalton went for a spin in a Sainsbury’s trolley as the superstore named a Witney scout group its charity of the year.

The 13-year-old is a member of the Witney Buttercross Scout Group, which was chosen to be the supermarket’s charity partner for 2014/2015.

A book sale was held last Friday to launch the year, which raised £220.

Sarah said: “I think it is really good we were chosen because it means more people might get involved.

“The book sale went really well, and people donated lots of books – there were loads.”

Money raised from the year’s fundraising efforts will be put towards the £500,000 needed to create a new scout hut so the group can expand.

The club submitted plans in 2012 to convert the Stable Barn building, which stands opposite its Marlborough Lane base, into a state-of-the-art hub.

The site will provide extra room for three scout groups, four beaver colonies, three cub packs and an explorer unit.

Scout group leader Andrew Stokes said: “Hopefully we will be able to raise our profile and lots of money.”

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