Brownies step out for charity after theft
WHEN Brownies from Bromley Heath heard that thieves had stolen a collection box in aid of a charity which cares for terminally ill children, they decided to take action.
Girls from the 25th Kingswood Brownies took on a sponsored walk to make up for the missing cash which had been collected for Jessie May, a charity which allows children with life-limiting illnesses to be cared for in their own homes.
Wrapping up against the elements, the Brownies started from their base in the scout hut in Quakers Road and walked around Bromley Heath before heading to the centre of Downend and back again.
Brownie leader Hannah Langley said: “We chose Jessie May after their collection money was stolen from Clifton shopping centre earlier this year. We wanted to support them as they are a local charity helping local families who have children with life-limiting conditions. “The girls got on very well and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. So far, they have raised £100 with some money still to be collected. We hope that this money will help sick children to have fun at this difficult time in their lives.”
The walk will also help the girls towards gaining their charities badge.
The 25th Kingswood Brownies meet every Tuesday at 6pm. To find out more email hannah25thkingswood firstname.lastname@example.org