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Girl Guides need volunteers to keep up with demand
GIRL guide groups in the Knutsford area are on the hunt for volunteers.
Following a successful summer, Girlguiding Cheshire Border is seeking new volunteers to help manage its ever-increasing ranks.
Over the past few months, more than 50 girls and leaders took part in four different international events.
One group visited Berlin, another group toured the Baltic, a third group travelled to Sangam in India to work with local children and the fourth group visited an international event in Lincolnshire. In addition, two girls from the group went to Ghana to work with the local community.
As the group’s popularity continues to grow, the charity is on the hunt for volunteers to keep up with demand.
Sue Banks, District Commissioner for Jodrell District, which covers Mobberley, Knutsford and Goostrey, said: “Our senior section has a significant waiting list, and we are looking for ladies to join us as volunteers, both as leaders running units and as unit leaders supporting leaders.
“Currently, we have two units suspended due to lack of leaders and we are now looking for new volunteers, so that we can re-open these units in September.”
Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be a helper in guiding.
The youngest girls start as Rainbows, from five to seven, from where they move on to the Brownies from age seven to 10. Guides are girls aged 10 to 14 and the senior section is open to females aged 14 to 26.
Sue added: “We give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.
“We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.”
To find out more about joining or being a leader, contact Sue on 01565 653084.
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