SPORT England has funded two £800 canoes for 1st Sandleheath Sea Scouts.

The group has bought the Mad River Explore 14 canoes for its summer activities at Spinnaker Lake in Ringwood, where youngsters can sail and canoe with the help of volunteer scout leaders, and gain RYA and BCU qualifications.

The scout group would welcome any volunteer leaders with water sport qualifications who could coach the youngsters.

Contact 01425 653256 for details.