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Rugby Scouts find new Christmas fundraising home

Rugby Editorial 18th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

SCOUTS who thought their Christmas had been cancelled have been saved by a local business.

Last week, The Observer reported that Blooms Garden Centre had handed the running of its annual Winter Wonderland to a national company, ending a seven-year association with three Rugby Scout groups who rely on festive donations to maintain their buildings, activities and excursions all year round.

But Cawston Christmas Trees has announced it will host the Scouts in the coming weeks.

Tony Marsella, group leader of 5th Rugby (Newbold) Scouts, said: “You can’t keep good Scout Group down… we are back!

We have a new home for Santa to see the children of Rugby in his amazing Igloo. The elves can also help you pick a real Christmas tree.

“We would like to thank everyone for the support you have shown Rugby Scouts. We were truly overwhelmed.”

The Christmas Grotto will be open at the Coventry Road, Cawston store from 10am-4.30pm on Saturday November 28-29, and on December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Entry fees are £6 per child, payable on the door or in advance at

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