Leaders and girls from 1st Arundel Brownies collected over 500 Easter Eggs in their fundraising campaign to put a smile on people’s faces this Easter.
Representatives from local charities Home-Start: Arun, Worthing & Adur, My Sister’s House and Elevenses: The Community Cuppa at Arundel Lido as well as the head teachers from Arundel C of E Primary School and St Philips Catholic Primary School visited the girls’ regular Monday meeting at Arundel Scout Hall to receive the eggs. They will be distributed to children, families and individuals supported by these organisations ready for the Easter weekend.
Brownie and Rainbow Leader, Rachel Stanford said: “I am so proud of the girls and all they have achieved with this campaign, from presenting their ideas to the Mayor, to creating posters and helping to spread the word.”
The Mayor of Arundel said: “Arundel Town Council was delighted to support the girls with their ‘egg-cellent idea’ by helping them to promote the scheme and by storing the Easter Eggs they collected at the Town Hall.”
The Brownies were inspired by the success of the Town Council’s ‘Reverse Father Christmas’ collection in December which provided gifts, food and toiletries for struggling West Sussex families.