Homebuilder helps Rainbows unit at Lillington Free Church in Leamington Spa

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Youngsters from the Lillington Free Church Rainbows unit in Leamington Spa were easy to spot during a recent Midland Region Day out thanks to a donation from homebuilder Bellway.The company, which has recently completed work on its Hazelwood development in Cubbington, just over a mile from the church, donated money to go towards hi-vis jackets for the girls.

Their first opportunity to wear them was at the Woollies and Wellies County Event at Lower Drayton Farm in September where they enjoyed attractions such as a soft play area, pedal karts, and a chance to meet guinea pigs, meerkats, and reptiles.

Rainbows Unit Leader Dawn Clutton said: “The hi-vis jackets ensured the girls were visible at all events. The girls had a fabulous time at the County Event, and I was grateful to be able to spot them more easily because they were wearing the hi-vis jackets that Bellway kindly gave us the grant for. I would like to thank them for giving us £60 towards the cost and for supporting their local community.”

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Dawn explained that the Rainbows, Brownies, and Guides are offered many opportunities by both Warwickshire Girl Guiding and Midlands Region.

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She said: “We, as volunteers, follow the Girl Guiding ethos that through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference to their local community.”

Members of the Rainbows unit take part in fun activities and games and can earn skills builder badges through activities such as nature and first aid. The group has 16 members, as well as two Young Leaders, two Leaders in Training, a Unit Helper and two qualified Leaders.

Marie Richards, Sales Director for Bellway West Midlands, said: “The Rainbow unit at Lillington Free Church is providing fantastic opportunities for girls to have fun, try new things and get involved in their community, as a local housebuilder, we were keen to support them.

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“We know how important hi-vis jackets are on a building site, so it was fitting that we helped them out with hi-vis gear that makes it easier for the unit volunteers and leaders to keep them safe when they are out at an event.”

To find out more about the Hazelwood development, visit www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/west-midlands/hazelwood or call 01926 953705.

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