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Donation helps to guide girls on trip
7:00am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
MEMBERS of the 1st Pickering Guides have been given a financial boost towards a celebratory trip.
The girls travelled to Switzerland for a week’s activity holiday at a facility provided by the Guide Association to mark the group’s 50th anniversary.
As part of their fundraising efforts Costcutter in Pickering has provided £500 from its community fund towards the trip.
Guider Jackie Ahearn said they were delighted with the donation.
“It is fantastic and we would like to thank Costcutter for their generosity,” she said. “We have done a lot of fundraising ourselves, including bingo nights, quizzes and cake stalls and this donation helped pay for some extra activities on the trip – it’s a real boost for us.”
Jackie said 24 members went on the trip as part of the 1st Pickering Guides 50th anniversary celebrations.
“The girls took part in a variety of activities,” she said.
“Our group is very popular and is full with a waiting list and this is one of the ways we are marking the anniversary.”