Guides’ singathon for Children in Need

Guides 'Singathon' for Children in Need'The Bedhampton Guides in fine vocal voice, started their 'singathon' for Children in Need at the Public Service Plaza, today.'Havant Borough Council was approached by Nicki Harckham Edwards, the guide leader, to be the first of 24 venues selected as part of the singathon - 24 songs at 24 venues in 240 minutes is the task they set themselves.
Guides 'Singathon' for Children in Need'The Bedhampton Guides in fine vocal voice, started their 'singathon' for Children in Need at the Public Service Plaza, today.'Havant Borough Council was approached by Nicki Harckham Edwards, the guide leader, to be the first of 24 venues selected as part of the singathon - 24 songs at 24 venues in 240 minutes is the task they set themselves.
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GIRL guides raised a heavenly tune as they took part in a singathon to raise money for Children in Need.

The youngsters, from Bedhampton Guides, set themselves the challenge of singing 14 songs, at 24 venues, in 240 minutes.

They started their singathon at the Civic Centre, in Havant, where they sung their first two songs before moving onto other venues including Havant Police Station and outside St Faith’s Church, Havant.

Collecting donations in buckets the whole way round, the group then finished up at the Kings Theatre, Southsea.

Organiser Katy Worfold, 19, of Elmleigh Road, Havant, said: ‘It was such a good afternoon – I’m really pleased that the girls enjoyed it so much.

‘We got such a good reaction from people.

‘Some of them were looking at us wondering what on earth was going on and other people were coming up to speak to us about what we were doing.

‘It was a good way to raise awareness of the charity and we collected quite a few donations.’

The girls sang a range of campfire songs and tried to match the theme of the song to their venue as often as they could.

So when they were outside McDonald’s, in Havant, they sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

Guide leader Nicki Harckham Edwards said: ‘The girls all did really well and they showed real Guide spirit throughout the whole thing.

‘They were very enthusiastic, sang as loudly as they could, and not once did I hear them complain.

‘They are all very tired now – four hours is a long time to keep singing for – but they’re really chuffed that they managed to do it all in time.’

Everything raised from the event will be donated to Children in Need.

Nicki added: ‘The girls get a real sense of achievement doing something like this to help others.

‘And it helps them to grow as individuals.’