A Blackburn Brownie group enjoyed a virtual tour around the world thanks to a £600 donation from a Lancashire housing developer.
The 29th Blackburn Immanuel Brownies from Feniscowles originally applied to Kingswood Homes’ Community Support Fund to help pay for a residential trip for a series of fun and exciting team building activities.
With both the away trip and regular Brownie gatherings put on hold due to social distancing guidelines, the group instead used part of the funding to pay for crafts and equipment for a round-the world challenge they could enjoy together remotely to help them stay in touch.
The children got involved in making Welsh love spoons, planted bulbs for Holland, made a Diwali lamp for India, created Christmas crafts for Switzerland and a towel folding elephant for Africa, amongst many other fun tasks.
Lesley Myers, head of sales at Kingswood Homes, said: “The Immanuel Brownies is on the doorstep of our Green Hills development off Livesey Branch Road and provides activities for young people in the area which we are keen to support.
“It is great that our Community Support donation went towards their remote craft and activity work which helped the girls build up their life knowledge and social skills.
“We know the group is looking forward to their residential trip in the near future and we hope they have a great time away together soon.”
Anne Wright, leader of Blackburn Immanuel Brownies, said: “Thanks to Kingswood Homes, the girls have been able to spend some quality time online together where they have been able to take part in the round-the-world craft challenge. We will also be using some of the funding to pay for our forthcoming trip.
“We try to create experiences for girls and young women and this donation will also help us develop an inclusive volunteering experience and make an impact on our local and wider communities.
“Some of our group actually live on Green Hills so it was extra special that Kingswood Homes has supported them in this way and we are all very grateful.”
Kingswood’s Community Support Fund offers grants to charities and community groups active within a ten mile radius of its new homes developments.
For more information on the community fund click here.