Brownies from the 1st Wisbech St Mary group chose The Ferry Project, a Fenland based Social Enterprise Charity for the homeless, for support from their sponsored skip. This was the Brownies Community Action challenge during the Big Brownie Birthday year. At their meeting this week they presented a cheque for £50 to Keith Smith, the founder and director of the project, and heard how their donation would support the work of the organisation at Christmas.
Lakisha aged 9 said “We were doing the Brownie Birthday Challenge and one of the challenges was to raise money to help the community. We thought of people we wanted to help, then we had a vote and we decided we wanted to help the homeless in Wisbech.”
Brownie Leader Elaine Middleton said “The girls choose what they want to do and I’m delighted that they chose to support a local project. The skipping session lasted for an hour and was just one of the fun activities that we did during the Big Brownie Birthday year. I’m delighted that Keith Smith visited us to talk about the work undertaken by The Ferry Project. It makes things much more real when the girls can hear how the fundraising they have done helps people locally.”