Guides help children in hospital

MEMBERS of the 1st Pucklechurch Guides rallied round to help children who had to spend Easter in hospital.

The group collected a total of 46 Easter eggs after a request from Andrew Davies, who runs bloodbikes charity Freewheelers, for donations his team could distribute to children on the wards.

Group leader Ros Abbott said the guides had “responded magnificently” to the request.

The following week the girls were set a different kind of challenge when a team from the Royal Navy set them the task of building two-metre tall towers as part of an evening exploring careers in the service.

The group then enjoyed a day trip to Cardiff with 1st Westerleigh Guides during the holidays, swimming and ice skating.

Ros said: “The journey involved three trains there, and another three for the return. 

“Some had never travelled by train before so they certainly had a great experience. 

“Our morning was spent in Cardiff splash pool with loads of curving water slides and fountains to enjoy.  With energy to spare we walked across to the ice rink for the afternoon.  Some found skating easy and were soon whizzing around, whilst others proceeded with caution keeping close to the barrier.”

For more information about Guides contact Ros on 07709 639846.