Vistry Group has donated 80 hi-vis jackets to 1st Chesterford Scout Group in Great Chesterford.

The group meets at the scout hut on Newmarket Road.

Here, children aged between six and 14 are given the opportunity to join the beavers, cubs and scouts.

Joel Markham, Beaver scout leader at 1st Chesterford Scout Group, said: "These brand-new hi-vis jackets are in a variety of sizes which allows us to fit out all of the children that come along to the groups that we run.

"The jackets will ensure that the children will be more visible, and therefore safer, at any event we go to or trip we organise, particularly on hikes and bike rides.


"The scout's motto is be prepared and now, thanks to the generosity of Vistry, we are more so."

Vistry Central Home Counties has constructed 200 homes under its Linden Homes brand at Saffron View, situated off Radwinter Road in nearby Saffron Walden.

Verity MacMahon, managing director for Vistry Central Home Counties, said: “We are pleased to be supporting a local scout group, which allows youngsters in the area to get together and make new friends, go on adventures and learn new skills, as well as introducing them to an ethos which encourages them to make a positive impact in their local community.”