Wendy, a leader of the East Leake guides recently told the local news about the recent cardboard sleepout event that they took part in aid of charity. Here’s what she had to say:
1st and 2nd East Leake Guides decided to do a sponsored sleepout in cardboard boxes in aid of charity. We knew our only choice of charity would be Breast Cancer now as one of our Unit Helpers had recently been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and is the Chairman of the Breast Cancer Now Nottingham.
The event took place at the Guiding campsite at Elton on 5th September. Fifteen guides and leaders all arrived with our boxes flatpacked and we reassembled them. We covered all the boxes in groundsheets to avoid them getting wet or damp. We then enjoyed hot dogs and a campfire sing song (and a bit of dancing!). We had some Hot Chocolate then everyone got into their boxes and snuggled up for the night.
Apart from the odd squirrel running over the tops of the boxes, everyone slept really well and went home happy. We are very proud to say that the girls raised £499.50 and are very happy that we have raised money for such a worthwhile cause as Breast Cancer Now.
We would like to thank all the girls who took part and all the Leaders for organising it.
Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Breast Cancer Now Group also posted a special thank you to the guides on their Facebook page, it said “We would like to thank the girls and leaders of the 1st and 2nd East Leake Guides for raising a fantastic £499.50 for Breast Cancer Now. In September, they took on a cardboard sleep-out challenge, thankfully the weather was on their side, otherwise it could have been a very soggy night. Well done from all of us at Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Breast Cancer Now Group”
Full information on www.breast-cancer-fundraising.co.uk
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Leaders of the East Leake guides are Wendy, Jenny, Sarah and Rachel plus their young leaders Rebekah and Vicky.
Pictured is Wendy, Emma and Jenny with the Breast Cancer Now Chair, Donna.