More than 200 to attend World Thinking Day at Mildenhall

Ipswich Girl Guides thinking day at the Ipswich Regent.
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More than 200 children from all sections of Guiding, Scouting groups, Girl Scouts of America and Boys Scouts of America will be gathering in Mildenhall later this month to celebrate World Thinking Day.

They will be at St Mary’s Church of England Academy, in Trinity Avenue, on Saturday, February 24, where children, aged five to 14, will experience and participate in Indian dancing, African drumming, Burmese storytelling, art workshops and many more activities.

The event is funded by grants from Forest Heath District councillors and the Suffolk Community Foundation, but participants were invited to donate to two charities: WAGGGS World Thinking Day Fund and WaterAid. Each charity will receive £140 thanks to the generous donations.

On February 22 each year Guides and Scouts across the world mark World Thinking Day by thinking of each other and of their commitment to international friendship and understanding.

Event co-ordinator Abigail Gilby said: “Without the funding this event simply could not have happened. This event will provide so many opportunities to all the children and I am looking forward to see them all making new friends. It’s what Guiding and Scouting is all about.”

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