We helped Girl Guides achieve part of their County Challenge

We were pleased to help 46 local brownies in Alcester enjoy a sleepover event with a donation.

Forty-six brownies aged 7 to 10 years from Alcester and Avon Girl Guide District were able to take part in a sleepover event thanks to a £500 donation from Bloor Homes. The event was part of a County Challenge aimed to get as many brownies to have a sleepover experience as possible.

The event took place part at Imagination Street Soft Play & Trampoline Park, Astwood Bank and included activities, an evening meal and breakfast for the brownies.

Jane Vance, District Commissioner for Alcester and Avon Villages Girl guiding said: “Our aim is to give girls and young women the opportunity to try new things, challenge themselves and above all have fun in a safe environment.

“Like many other community groups, we’ve struggled for funding during the pandemic. As we get back to ‘normal’, events like this outside our regular meeting places give our young people the opportunity to meet up with other units and try something different. It’s about them having fun with their friends away from home and experiencing some degree of independence. 

“The donation from Bloor Homes meant we could offer the event at a reduced rate to parents, making it easier for them in the current climate. We’d like to say a big thank you to Bloor for their support.” 

Steve Roberts, Managing Director at Bloor Homes’ Western region said: “It’s really important for young people to be able to do normal things again – and have fun! It was a great initiative and we’re really pleased so many girls from Alcester and Avon District were able to take part.”

To find your nearest Brownie Unit, visit https://www.girlguiding.org.uk