Good turn is a grand success for Turriff Brownies and Guides
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Turriff youngsters successfully raised more than £1200 in their plight to support girls in Africa.
Next year marks the centenary of Girlguiding in Kenya, and while members will celebrate the special occasion it was likely that most would be left with nothing more than memories.
Members of the Girlguiding county of Staffordshire in England set about rallying girls and young women from across the UK to make sure that everybody who celebrated the occasion in Kenya could receive a special badge as a keepsake.
The Turriff units have been meeting virtually since March, during which time they have worked on a variety of badges so when they heard about the project they knew they wanted to get involved.
While most traditional fundraisers are impossible this year, the Brownies (aged seven to 10) all set about undertaking a personal challenge in October while the Guides (aged 10 to 14) pledged to walk, run or cycle a minimum of
30 miles during the month of October.
With support from other enthusiastic members in the Banff and Buchan county as well as friends and family, the total raised by Turriff Brownies and Guides was £1244.
They originally set a target of £300 – or approximately 200 badges – and are delighted to have surpassed this.
If Girlguiding Staffordshire surpass their fundraising target for badges, the extra money will be used to improve facilities, especially toilets, at the national Shanzu Girlguiding Campsite in Kenya.
If enough money is raised then they may even be able to build a new toilet block, and members in Staffordshire are delighted with the boost from Turriff.