Brownies' search to unlock future for Girlguiding Cymru
4:01pm Thursday 15th May 2014 in News
Newcastle Emlyn Brownies are looking for “The key to the future” for girls and young women in Wales.
The year thousands of Girlguiding members across Wales and Brownies are celebrating their 100th birthday.
As part of this celebration Girlguiding Cymru has launched an exciting new challenge to all Brownies across Wales, asking them to help unlock the future for Girlguiding in Wales by making their Brownie House available and accessible to all.
Brownies across Wales have started a series of fundraising events and initiatives to raise money towards this project. The renovation will improve and extend the facility to provide a residential space for large groups and a self-contained disabled unit to contain a living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. The grounds around the Brownie House will also be improved to include wheelchair friendly footpaths, sensory garden, water feature and seating area.
The renovated Brownie House will provide Girlguiding members, the general public and organisations across Wales and the UK with a safe modern fully functioning unit that can also be used for many purposes including Brownie sleep-overs, residential opportunities, a rehabilitation centre and family holidays.
The project is estimated to cost £250,000, and can be supported by texting a donation ‘KEYS20’ to 70070.
County Commissioner Cath Jameson said: “This is a real opportunity to enhance the facilities for Girlguiding in Wales and we are hoping that everyone will be keen to support the project through texting donations, we need your help to make this dream a reality.”
For more information about joining or volunteering with Girlguiding call 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested.