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Bearsden Brownies and Rainbows go wild in the aisles for food bank

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Bearsden Brownies and Rainbows shopped til they dropped in aid of East Dunbartonshire Foodbank.

The girls from 2nd A Bearsden Brownie and 3rd Killermont Rainbows, based at Killermont Parish Church, swapped their usual meeting place for the town’s Asda supermarket on October 11.

They were tasked with choosing items for the food bank using money they had brought with them.

Before they began their shopping, the food bank’s manager, Kirsteen Huddy, spoke to the girls about what types of food were needed.

Once they had made their purchases, they headed for the checkouts, where a till had been specially opened for each girl to pay for their items.

The donations were then deposited in the food bank trolleys at the checkouts.

Lynda Short, leader of both Girlguiding units, said: “The girls were very excited to visit Asda and learn about how they could help the food bank.

“Finding out about the price of food is part of this term’s badge work, so, as well as helping those in need, they’re also one step closer to earning their badge.

“Thanks go to Asda’s community champion Lauren Newitt for helping us to organise the visit and looking after us while in the store.”

Kirsteen said: “It was a pleasure meeting all the girls. They were really engaged in the topic and keen to learn more about how to help. Thanks to all the girls and leaders for the generous donations and the continued support of Asda Bearsden.”

Girlguiding in Killermont is on the lookout for new volunteers to help at its unit meetings on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Lynda added: “Volunteering with Girlguiding is incredibly rewarding and also great fun.

“If you’re looking for a new challenge that will enrich your life, get in touch.”

For more information on volunteering, visit Become a volunteer – Girlguiding Scotland

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