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News from 1st Cottesmore Brownies

News from 1st Cottesmore Brownies 

This year, 2017, Leicestershire Guiding is celebrating its Centenary and as part of the celebrations it has been decided to support the Charity Smalls for All. 

Smalls for All is a charity based in Scotland which collects, in association with Freedom from Fistula Foundation and Kenya Chil-dren’s Home UK, bras and pants for girls and young women in Africa. So our Brownie Unit would like to collect as many gently worn or new bras and new underwear. These will then be collected and transported, through a long road trip up to Scotland and then off to Africa. Once they have travelled hundreds of miles to Africa they will be gratefully received by the girls and young women. We take having underwear for granted and wouldn’t dream of going out without wearing any underwear so why should women and children in Africa go to school without underwear? We have an amazing opportunity in 2017 to allow these women and children to gain some dignity, self-worth and ac-cess education. 

Did you know, young girls can miss the opportunity for education because they do not have any underwear? Think of the difference you could make by donating today! 

On 2 March we held our Annual Pancake Challenge and asked for dona-tions to help us buy underwear to send to the charity; we have purchased 60 pairs of pants to send along with the other generous donations we have re-ceived. 

If you would like to support our Unit by making a donation then please bring along to the Community Centre on a Thursday evening between 6 and 7.30pm (term time only) or contact Bernie Wallace (Unit Leader) 01572812956/07858484918. Our grateful thanks to the kind person who left a bag of ‘gently worn’ bras for us last week. A much appreciated donation. 

Many thanks, Bernie, Keara, Rachel and all the Brownies at 1st Cottesmore