The Longridge Girlguides have been very busy this term raising money for two separate causes.
First they have helped Wilf’s Campaign, the local charity set up to help find a cure and relieve four year old Wilf Scott Ford’s eczema.
Wilf was diagnosed with severe atopic eczema at five months old and since then has not been able to play with his toys or attend school properly because of the pain his condition causes.
Wilf’s mum, Sarah Scott, is a regular volunteer at Longridge Girlguides and brings Wilf along with her to some of the meetings.
When the girls heard about Wilf’s Campaign they were eager to raise some money, they saw the issues Wilf’s eczema was causing him and wanted to help.
Each girl was give a tube of Smarties to take home and enjoy, they were asked to return them filled with small change.
Through this the Longridge Girlguides have raised £344.
Secondly on November 28 the Rainbows and Brownies held a Christmas Fair, with all the proceeds going back into Girlguiding in order to help repair and improve the Longridge Girlguide Hut in Irwell Street. There were lots of stalls at the fair a tombola, lucky dip, cake sale, toy sale and a very good raffle full of prizes kindly donated by Longridge businesses.
The best stall was made up of items that had been handmade by the Rainbows and Brownies.
There were Rudolph hot chocolate sets, gift tags, Christmas cards, Rudolph candy canes and lots more! In total the Christmas Fair raised £490. Once enough money has been raised this will go towards making the Girlguide Hut a much nicer place for the girls to meet in.
Anyone who would like any information on volunteering at either Rainbows (age five to seven), Brownies (age seven to 10) or Guides (age 10 to 14) should contact Melanie Braithwaite by calling 07815 677803.