Woodbridge: Brownie group under threat

A BROWNIE club which has been running for almost 50 years could be forced to close if it cannot find a new leader.

The 3rd Woodbridge Brownies is looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Brownie Guider or Assistant Brownie Guider.

The group currently meets on a Thursday evening at St Mary’s House with a full membership of 24 children aged between 7 and 11.

Having run the group for 14 years, Alison Banham is stepping down from the role of Brown Owl when she moves out of Woodbridge in December.

“It’s been running for 48 years, so it would be quite upsetting if it did have to close,” she said.

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“It’s such a rewarding role watching the children progress and seeing the confidence they gain from being in the club.

“We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can give whatever time they can to the club - we can be very flexible and if they have a particular interest or skill they can bring to the group then that would be welcome.”

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Members participate in a variety of activities, from tobogganing and Scottish dancing to making crafts and learning about endangered species. The activities are also tailored to prepare them for the Girl Guides.

Mrs Banham said the role is challenging but with a good team and some delegation the work can be shared out.

E-mail banham25@tiscali.co.uk or call 07811480991.

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