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Girlguiding fair is fun for families in the sunshine

Girlguiding Alverstoke and Forton District May Fair at St Mary's Parish Centre, Alvertoke, Gosport. Pictured are the 1st Alverstoke Guides at the brick-a-brack stall

Picture: Paul Jacobs (141321-2) PPP-140305-174548001

Girlguiding Alverstoke and Forton District May Fair at St Mary's Parish Centre, Alvertoke, Gosport. Pictured are the 1st Alverstoke Guides at the brick-a-brack stall Picture: Paul Jacobs (141321-2) PPP-140305-174548001

YOUNGSTERS got out in the sunshine to help raise funds for Girlguiding activities.

Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows of the Alverstoke and Forton District in Gosport put on their annual May fair at the weekend.

Dozens of families turned out to St Mary’s Parish Centre in Alverstoke Village.

The aim was to help the area’s Brownies and Guides raise funds guiding activities and equipment, such as camping gear.

Sheena Dawson is the district commissioner for the Girlguiding Alverstoke and Forton district.

She said: ‘This is our annual fundraiser and we put it on to buy items for the girls.

‘There was lots for people to do and we were grateful it didn’t rain.’

There were stalls selling refreshments, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac and books.

Children could have a go at playing hoop the frog, beat the buzzer and guess how many marbles were in the jar.

There was also a tombola, and chances to donate money.

A final total is not yet known, as proceeds are still being added up.

Mrs Dawson added: ‘We hold his annual fundraiser to get equipment.

‘It’s hard to say how successful it has been financially because we don’t know the final figure yet.

‘But it was good to see so many families out and enjoying the stalls and good weather.’

On the day, the mayor of Gosport Councillor John Beavis and the mayoress Christine Beavis took a look around the fair.

 

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