The 6 GB groups in Sutton District incorporated Give Hope, Build Hope, and Celebrate Hope into just one event marking GB’s 125th year.
The groups (1st Carshalton Beeches, 1st Ewell, 1st Sutton, 3rd Sutton, 1st Worcester Park, and 2nd Worcester Park) met on 7 May for a day of fun and activities and around 150 girls, friends, and leaders past and present went along.
District Team Leader Janice Ogilvie says ‘We all had a great time of praising and thanking God as well as renewing friendships and making new ones.’
Everyone was encouraged to bring something to contribute to the local food bank for the Give Hope challenge and the groups invited past, present and future leaders, girls and friends to celebrate GB’s 125 birthday as part of the Build Hope and Celebrate Hope challenges.
During the afternoon there were various fun workshops for everyone to dip in and out as they wanted to or they could relax on the grass in the sun. They were joined by Sarah Skinner, who is the local schools worker and known by the n:vestigate and n:gage age groups, and by Paul Willmott, a director for Children Worldwide and a children’s worker from the Midlands who brought his friend Twist with him.
Janice adds ‘It was a great celebration afternoon with the district’s young leaders also having their presentation as well. The afternoon rounded up with a tea party with the newest member to start GB and the member who started the longest time ago cutting the cake.’
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