Guides fundraise for a ‘big birthday’

Willing helpers on the bric-a-brac stall at the Girlguiding Blyth Division's fundraiser.
Willing helpers on the bric-a-brac stall at the Girlguiding Blyth Division's fundraiser.

Members of girlguiding in the area are raising funds so they can take part in a special anniversary event next year.

Next year it will be exactly 100 years since the formation of the Brownies.

And to celebrate ther anniversary, the Girlguiding organisation is holding a ‘Big Brownie Birthday’.

The occasion will see opportunities and events with nearly a quarter of a million Brownies in the UK taking part.

The anniversary celebrations will get under way on January 1 and finish at the end of the 2014 school summer holidays.

Opportunities planned that highlight the fun and excitement of being a member of Girlguiding include ‘Star Quest’, an event to be held at Wetherby Racecourse in North Yorkshire.

And Girlguiding Blyth Division is already planning to be there.

Thanks to the support of leaders, parents and friends, more than £180 was raised at a coffee morning in the Central Methodist Church, Blyth.

“This is the first of several fundraising events planned to help towards the cost of transport to allow all our members attend ‘Star Quest’ next year,” said division commissioner Barbara Craigs.

At the ‘Big Brownie Birthday’ there will be circus acts, dancing, storytelling, Star Quest trails, marching bands, musical theatre and street performers, to list but a few of the activities.

For further information about Girlguiding in Blyth, call Ann on (01670) 735036.