Charity run marks guiding centenary

ENERGETIC guides, brownies and rainbows ran lap after lap without tiring to raise funds to mark a special milestone.The youngsters were taking part in a sponsored run to raise money to pay for a variety of activities and events to celebrate the centenary of guiding next year.

ENERGETIC guides, brownies and rainbows ran lap after lap without tiring to raise funds to mark a special milestone.

The youngsters were taking part in a sponsored run to raise money to pay for a variety of activities and events to celebrate the centenary of guiding next year.

They came from packs across the Colneis Division - including Felixstowe, Walton and Trimley villages area - to take part and ran their hearts out for the cause.

Around 150 girls plus some guiders took part in the event on the playing field at Orwell High School, Maidstone Road, Felixstowe.


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Sheila Battle, division commissioner for Colneis Division Girlguiding said: “We had intended it to be a five kilometre run but unfortunately no-one knew the length of the field perimeter, so we said one lap for rainbows, two for brownies and three for guides.

“In the event, they all ran many more laps than that and carried on running round and round for two hours.

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“We are still counting how much was raised and don't have a final figure yet.”

The Colneis Division is planning to launch its part of the 100th anniversary of guiding celebrations in September with a big event at Orwell High, including fun and games, and the chance to look back at the history of the movement.

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