Girlguiding Perrymount District recently held their annual Carol Service at St Richard’s Church on Sydney Road and were warmly welcomed by Father David Weaver. Over 100 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and their Leaders participated in the theme ‘Food Glorious Food!’
This theme linked with their chosen charity, the Haywards Heath Foodbank. A trolley was pushed by several Guides down the centre aisle to collect food items from the full church of families, friends and invited guests who included Mayor Sandy Ellis and Lions Club President, David Coleville, both of Haywards Heath.
The final collection included £225 in cash donation and over 80 kilos of food.
Rangers from the newly formed 3rd Haywards Heath Senior Section Unit helped to supply muscle power to deliver the food items to the Foodbank and also pack food boxes for needed families.
Sally Martin from the Haywards Heath Foodbank thanked Perrymount District for their enthusiasm in promoting the Foodbank. Sally went on to say that “ It was lovely to work with the girls from your new Unit packing special Christmas food parcels. I have told the Trustees and they are delighted!”
Haywards Heath Division is looking for more adult volunteers and that anyone interested in joining Girlguiding needs to go to the website: www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested
Photos and article supplied by Jacqueline Johnson, Leader, 3rd Haywards Heath Senior Section Unit.