Big fundraiser for new brownie hut in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 18:10 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 18:13 08 July 2013

Rainbows enjoying the fun

Rainbows enjoying the fun

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MORE than 50 youngsters took part in an afternoon of sports as a campaign to raise cash for a new guides hut got underway.

Leaders are hoping to collect a whopping £250,000.

Sue Rees, guide leader, who lives in Briary Wood Lane, Welwyn, said: “It was a big success.

“We were worried about the weather but it turned out lovely.”

The rainbows, guides, and brownies from Welwyn Garden City jumped, skipped, and crawled through five different sports activities before all taking part in a 2km run in fancy dress, at Templewood School, in Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City.

Guide Christy Durbin, 10, said: “The race was the best. I came in first.”

They raised £500 towards the total needed to replace their current hut, in Guessens Road.

The new hut will be bigger and include more room for the girls to work in smaller groups and will be built on the current site.

Mrs Rees said that while she “loved” the current building it needed to be replaced because it had just become “very old”.

But they still have a long way to go until they get to their target, with £7,000 raised so far.

Other fundraising efforts include a sponsored walk in September and a quiz night in November.

To donate to their fund visit http://www.justgiving.com/Raise-the-Roof-Appeal - click on the link above right

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