Well done to all our members who have been fundraising for BBC Children in Need and Girlguiding. You’ve all done a fantastic job. It’s not too late to get involved or donate. Visit https://bit.ly/3X2DBnt. See below some of the amazing ways our Units have been fundraising money:
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8th Maidenhead Guides
4 members from 8th Maidenhead Guides took part in the Maidenhead parkrun with Joe Wicks on Saturday 5 November alongside hundreds of others from the local community to fundraise and reap the benefits of being the great outdoors.
The Guides have been working on their ‘Make Change’ Skill Builder stage 4 this term so the event tied into one of the criteria of ‘Money and a Message’. The Guides had already chosen to raise money for Children in Need, so when the opportunity came up, they went for it. Despite it all being a bit last minute, the Guides have managed to raise £160 for Children in Need and all finished the walk buzzing.
April, 10, from Maidenhead said: "I really loved the 5km Park run as I don't normally do it and the scenery was really lovely. It also made me feel good as I knew that I was helping to raise money for Children in Need whilst doing something I enjoyed."
Charlotte, Assistant Leader for 8th Maidenhead Guides said: “We absolutely loved being part of parkrun and meeting Joe Wicks during the walk! He was such an inspiration for all the girls during lockdown, lots of them took part in his daily PE lessons, so getting to raise money with him was really special.”
1st Colyton Brownies, Devon
Took part in a cleanup-athon on Saturday 12 November and also have been working on kindness Bingo sheets at home. 7 Brownies, 2 Leaders, 1 Brownie Helper and 1 Young Leader took part. They have appeared on BBC Spotlight as well (video on social media). They have so far raised over £335.
1st St Erth Brownies, Cornwall
20 members have raised an impressive £400 for Children in Need by taking part in a 1.5 hour non-stop Dance-athon.
1st East Rainbows, Jersey
11 members coloured in Pudsey masks, decorated spotty biscuits and had a go at skipping, raising £43 in the process for Children in Need. Pictured above.
2nd Moreton in Marsh Rainbows, Gloucestershire
25 Rainbows took part in supercharged challenges. Girls challenged themselves to create the highest tower of cards, the fastest swapping of balls over in bowls , the biggest wall of cups and the furthest line of balls on bottles. Special mention goes to Mia (aged 6) who stood on one leg for an impressive 7.46 minutes. Well done girls for all your fundraising efforts.
8th Fleet Brownies
8th Fleet Brownies took part in a sponsored Sing-athon as part of their CIN fundraiser.
1st Caversham Rainbows
The girls enjoyed a pizza-athon promise party and raised an amazing £130!
1st Elburton Brownies & 1st Elburton Guides
20 Brownies and 27 Guides held world record attempt - athons: moving as many beans from 1 plate to another in 30 seconds, balancing spoons on the face, buiding a 20 brick lego tower fastest, number of jumping jacks in 30 seconds and holding a handstand the longest. They raised £239.
1st Freshbrook Rainbows
The Rainbow leaders set the Help-a-thon challenge around three weeks ago, leaving it up to the Rainbows themselves, when they partook in their 14 days. The group has 15 young girls, alongside four regular volunteer leaders. The total amount of money raised was £400. The Rainbows filled out a grid template and listed the helpful things they had been doing during their Help-a-thon.
Rainbow leader Polar Bear (Katie) announced the grand total at the group’s most recent meeting, ahead of Children in Need day on Friday 18 November. The Rainbows held a teddy bear’s picnic in celebration of Pudsey and Children in Need. They were joined by leader Polar Bear, Penguin (Charlotte), Panda (Amanda) and Piglet (Charlotte). Each Rainbow brought in her favourite teddy bear, and shared the bear’s name and story with the rest of the group.
After this, the members discussed the good deeds they had been doing during their Help-a-thon, and enjoyed snacks and drinks. Some of the tasks the Rainbows had carried out included making their bed, helping with the dishes, putting away the shopping, helping to feed the family pets, and rescuing some worms from the playground.
Following their ‘picnic’, the Rainbows enjoyed games of musical chairs with their teddies.
Polar Bear said: “Organising the Help-a-thon has been a lot of fun – and sometimes a little bit of hard work getting the girls to remember to write down all the amazing things they have been doing to help out at home or at school.
“They have all done really well, and I’m so impressed with the amount of money that we have raised for Children in Need. I enjoyed hearing them share with the rest of the group what they have been up to, and it’s nice for them to remember the good they did over the course of the two weeks.”
Penguin said: “I am very happy with £400 for Children in Need. This was unexpected and brilliant. It was so nice that all the girls got on board and did all these different activities, coming together as a team.
“They had a good time doing these helpful activities as well – which is the whole point of the challenge. The majority of the girls are around four or five years of age, so it is probably the first time they have done any fundraising activity – especially with covid putting a stop to things like this before now.
“Today’s teddy bear picnic activities have been in celebration of their hard work and in celebration of Children in Need. The girls have said they have been looking forward to this session, and seeing their joy and excitement really makes us feel like our volunteering is worthwhile.”