BURLEY Scout & Guide Group have been presented with a cheque for £1,855 by the Co-op in Burley-in-Wharfedale after being chosen to benefit from the Co-op Community Fund.

Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts and Leaders all attended the presentation to say thank you, which was also attended by Santa. The money will be put towards the the new Scout and Guide Headquarters, which is being built at Peel Place.

Sue Vint, headquarters fundraiser and leader of 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Guides said: "We can't thank Burley Co-op enough for their wonderful support. It is brilliant how the villagers of Burley are supporting the building of our new headquarters."

Sue added: "It is very exciting that the building of our new HQ has begun. Now we can see the walls going up, our dream is coming true."

Members of the Co-op donate one per cent of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services which, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects. Since September 2016 the Co-op has raised more than £20million for community projects.