Rainbows receive welcome gift for their first birthday

Girlguides celebrate receiving �205 from Waitrose
Girlguides celebrate receiving �205 from Waitrose
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RAINBOWS Girlguiding at Havant have received a cheque of £205 from Waitrose to help celebrate their first birthday in style.

The unit for five to seven-year-olds opened last year and already has a waiting list long enough to open another unit.

But there are only enough adults to take 18 girls on a birthday trip to remember.

Caroline Storey, the development worker for Girlguiding Hampshire Eas, said: ‘This age group desperately needs more adult volunteers so that all girls get a chance to join in and have fun.

‘We’re looking for adults who can spare us an hour a week or fortnight to help us run our new Rainbows groups in Leigh Park and Portsmouth.’

The Rainbows are the youngest group of Girlguiding, but volunteers are needed for Brownies and Guides too.

Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities and faiths.

Volunteering is very flexible and can fit around a busy lifestyle with groups available on weekday afternoons and evenings and weekends.

Caroline said: ‘It’s so worthwhile, you get to make a difference to these young girls’ lives, and have loads of fun yourselves.

‘You do everything from finger painting to wall climbing to cake baking, canoeing to our very own festivals, and the girls get to have new experiences and learn to be strong, independent young women. What’s not to love?’

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK with 554,053 members across the country.

Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 volunteers, they are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

They build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations, giving them a chance to discover their full potential.

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