Worthington Brownies are delighted after securing much needed funding from Oakland Foundation for their very first two-night PGL stay this coming March.
Like many other youth organisations Worthington Brownies had to close during COVID and due to a lack of volunteers was unable to reopen until very recently, and with very little in the way of funds with many parents struggling due to the current cost-of-living crisis, having secured PGL funding from the Foundation they are over the moon and now busy crafting and making all sorts of things to sell at their upcoming fundraiser tow3ards the trip.
Speaking on behalf of Worthington Brownies, Lucy Brown commented: “Worthington Brownies are very grateful to the Oakland Foundation for their generous donation towards our very first pack holiday!
“The girls have also raised over £400 themselves by planning and running a Christmas Fayre and after securing some additional funding to cover the cost of transport I am so pleased to say the two-day trip is now fully paid for!
“This is an amazing opportunity for the whole unit to go away together and enjoy an active adventure holiday, that should provide memories for years to come!”
Oakland Foundation provides grants to support youth programmes for children under the age of 16 and their families through initiatives based around education, health and nutrition, and sport. The charity’s aim is to ensure every child, irrespective of social background, challenges, or physical ability, can participate.
Oakland Foundation Grant Application Coordinator Debbie Roberts commented: “It was wonderful to meet the Worthington Brownies and their leader Lucy Brown, AKA ‘Bumblebee’ and when I joined them, they were already extremely busy making items for their fundraiser and thanked the Foundation for their support in making their PGL possible.
“The joy and excitement were evident and they’re all really looking forward to going on their first ever camp holiday. I heard about how much the camp means to them as it will be their first camp-sleepover away from home as well as a hugely valuable opportunity for them to grow and gain in confidence as they will be taking part in a range of group activities.”