Opening of the New-look Lenleys Furniture Store - Social Event
PUBLISHED: 11:34 18 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:58 20 February 2013
An audience of more than 200 guests attended the official opening of the new-look Lenleys furniture store in Canterbury, Kent.
Speaking to an audience of more than 200 guests at the official opening of the new-look Lenleys furniture store, after a four month make-over, the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, retired police officer Councillor Pat Todd, confessed that becoming a boy scout had saved him from a life of crime!
He was replying to a poignant story told by Lenleys md, Jonathan Watts, about how in 1936 his father Lens scoutmaster had been the generous backer who enabled Len Watts and Stanley Adsett to start the Canterbury business.
Fast forward to today, and thisstory explains why Lenleys asked the Lord Mayor to present a cheque for 1,500 to help the 16th Canterbury St Thomass Scout Group send three of their members to The World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011.