A PROJECT to set up a Scout activity and camping centre in Keighley won the hearts of competition judges and residents.

Low Wood Scout Activity and Camping Centre, in Riddlesden, is a winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition and scooped £2,000 worth of materials from the builder's merchant.

The winnings will support Keighley District Scout Council's scheme to transform former Riddlesden Golf Club into an accessible centre for Scouts and other youth organisations.

Competition entries comprised good causes from across the UK. These were narrowed down to a shortlist and put to a public vote, with winners announced at a ceremony in Coventry.

Low Wood Scout Activity and Camping Centre and 36 other successful projects were presented with prizes by architect and TV personality George Clarke.

Derek Wild, deputy district commissioner at the Scout Group, said: "We're absolutely stunned. The support we've had from companies like Jewson as well as residents in the community has been phenomenal.

"There's so many great causes in this competition but this will make a massive difference to us. We've nearly 750 kids scouting in Keighley and that number is growing, so we're thankful for all the support."

Mr Clarke commented: “It’s community projects like Low Wood Scout Activity and Camping Centre which help bring people closer together and Jewson does great work in supporting them with Building Better Communities.

"This competition is a fantastic idea and it’s always great to see so many happy faces at the awards presentation."