The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity has announced they are awarding a grant to enable a group of Brownies from a disadvantaged area of Liverpool to attend an activity weekend.
The girls, whose ages range from seven to 10 years, are all members of the 52nd Liverpool Brownies who meet at Belle Vale School and reside in the Belle Vale and Netherley areas. They were able to enjoy a fantastic weekend of varied activities including a 40 foot zip wire, climbing tower and a giant swing. The venue for the adventure weekend was Winmarleigh Hall near Preston and run by the PGL Group who are specialists in Brownie weekends.
Arriving on the Friday evening, the girls were immediately tasked with den building in the woods with materials supplied by the organisers. The following day consisted of two activities in the morning and two in the afternoon. This included outdoor climbing, quad biking, survival skills and fencing. The evening concluded with a good old sing-song around a camp fire.
Following further adventures and similar activities on the Sunday, the Brownies returned home safe and sound. They were fortunate that despite the wet summer it was mainly dry throughout the two days.
Brown Owl, Beverley Teare said: “Four of the girls had never been away from home before and everyone really enjoyed it. We all had a fantastic time and cannot thank the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity enough.”
The weekend was such a success that the pack are hoping to organise a similar trip next year as there are many other activities at Winmarleigh Hall that they had no time to sample on this occasion.
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