Fundraising successes


It’s great to hear of GB community groups raising money for their work and to celebrate their fundraising successes.

The members of 1st Wellingborough have been celebrating their group being given £350 from house-building firm Persimmon Homes.

The group applied for a grant through the house-builder’s Community Champions initiative which seeks to support grassroots groups and charities in areas where the company is building.

Team Leader Suzanne Johnson says ‘We applied for money to help us purchase craft and activity resources so, when the time is right and we’re allowed, we can meet and learn together in a safe environment. We were all delighted with the result and encourage all groups to apply for funding as every little helps! Don’t be put off by the form filling, it will be worth it in the long run.’

Well done to Caitlin and Lois for braving the snow for a socially-distanced photo.

Suzanne adds ‘On behalf of all our girls and leaders we want to say a big thank you to Persimmon Homes for supporting Girls’ Brigade at this time.’

The leaders and girls of 1st Loughborough have raised more than £500 with a walking challenge – smashing their original target of £300.

Team Leader Vicky Gibbon says ‘After missing out on lots of fundraising opportunities in the past year and having to cancel the ones we’d had planned, mixed with massively reduced subs coming in, I took inspiration from Captain Sir Tom Moore and came up with the idea of setting our group some sort of challenge to raise some much needed funds.’

As a collective, the group were going to walk/run/scoot/cycle 100 miles during February but after beating that target in just over a week they aimed for 400 miles – actually completing more than 500!

Vicky adds ‘I set up a JustGiving page for the challenge and shared it on our Facebook page along with the amazing posters that one of our leaders also made for it.’

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