Fundraising for the ARC

A number of sponsored events have taken place to raise money for our new Archive Resource Centre.

These have included 3rd Oulton Brownies who had a sponsored silence whilst 43rd Saxlingham Nethergate Brownies challenged themselves to a sponsored silent craft night. The girls had to make a craft in silence which was quite a feat! Leaders Clare and Catherine reported that the girls did really well and enjoyed the challenge. 1st Cawston Brownies did a sponsored dance and both 4th and 38th Norwich Rainbow units completed a sponsored ‘wheels’ event. The girls took their own wheels – wheelchair, bicycle, scooter, roller skates, dolls pram etc with appropriate safety gear to complete laps of the local park.

Others have done good turns, 1st Wroxham Guides went bag packing and 3rd Attleborough Brownie leaders, challenged the Brownies to collect money in a Smartie tube for good turns. The most collected was over £11 in one tube!

Cakes have featured in a number of activities too. Thetford Trefoil Guild had a cake stall, braving the elements on a wet day, in April and managed to sell out in 2 hours raising funds for both the Guild and ARC. Their gazebo acting as a shelter from the rain by passers by, who weren’t allowed to leave till they had bought cake! Watton & District Trefoil enjoyed Afternoon Tea with good cake too.

2nd Attleborough Rainbows held a ‘history’ evening where they looked at the leader’s camp blankets and identified the different badges. They then creatively had a Kim’s game with some historic items like old promise badges, a woggle and Rainbow birthday badge. The ARC badges were paid for from funds. They completed the evening playing an ‘old’ game which was hanging (newspaper) washing out! As the ARC is all about retaining, remembering, learning from and enjoying Norfolk Guiding history it is appropriate that some units have used this as their fund raising challenge. Central Division – commemorated the Queen’s birthday by having a 1950’s style tea with appropriate games.

Other ideas have been: 1st Suffield Park Rainbows made their donation to ARC from ‘Gift Aid’ money they had received during the Spring Term. Dereham Trefoil Guild are doing a word making sponsored challenge, whilst 4th Sheringham Brownies held a local raffle with prizes they had collected.

Girlguiding Smithdon and Brothercross District completed a sponsored walk between Heacham North Beach and the Lighthouse Cafe Hunstanton, a distance of just over 5 miles. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Leaders, parents – and dogs! joined together on a bright but very chilly Saturday morning.

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