Ruth writes “actually managed to get shoes on today, the first time since #l2bchallenge and only making it 62km due to epic blisters.”
Our Birthday party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday was a wonderful day despite the shower of rain. 40 volunteers helped 330 young people and 70 Leaders have an afternoon of fun activities followed by afternoon tea. The girls made crowns, did a quiz, made broaches and fridge magnets, hunted for the fairy queen and made crafts from commonwealth countries. We had our own queen Elizabeth for the day and the girls could have their photos taken with a cardboard version of the real Queen.
After a year in training, Ruth is ready for her 100km walk from Richmond to Brighton, starting on Saturday morning and walking through the night with an overnight stop at Turners Hill.
Ruth will be supported by her own Unit, 5th Horley Brownies, and many others throughout the County and beyond. Have a look at the route HERE – perhaps she will be walking near where you live and you can pop along to see if you can spot her? Or have a read of her BLOG over the past months and follow her training.
Ruth is raising money for Faurefold with a target of £2,000 – can you help her reach it? Donations will be accepted even after the walk – just click HERE to donate on-line,
Just like to put on records our thanks to the following ‘corporate’ funders who have supported us so far, and enabled us to reach our current total of £350,000.
Major funders are Surrey County Council, Mole Valley Council, Reigate and Banstead Council, Dorking Guide Trust, Harrison Foundation. Also Gatwick Community Trust, Smith Charity and John Cowan Trust and business awards from Menzies and Atkins.
And to all our ‘private’ fund raisers both within Girlguiding and beyond – many thanks everyone.
Introducing ‘I’ve Had Fun Outdoors@Faurefold‘, a booklet of 25 outdoor activities based at Faurefold to make good use of the woods, and really enjoy exploring nature and having fun on the site.
There is a full colour booklet that describes the activities and has space to record what you do. There is a ‘snail’ points system with a total of 80 snails to be gained if you do everything. You can decide how many snails to collect to receive the lovely snail badge.
Booklets cost £2 each, and badges £1 each, and are available from Roo Harmer.
We hope groups that come to Faurefold will choose nature as their theme and use ‘I’ve Had Fun Outdoors@Faurefold‘.