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Girls step out to raise funds for new camping hut

Girls step out to raise funds for new camping hut

Lucy Elder

Girls step out to raise funds for new camping hut

More than £1,000 was raised by guides, brownies and rainbows for a new hut in Windsor Great Park.

The £1,066 raised by the girls and their families will go towards building a new camping hut at Wickwood Campsite.

They took on a three-mile walk from the campsite through Valley Gardens, which included a scavenger hunt where they had to answer clues. Back at the campsite there was a raffle, cake decorating, loom band making, a plant stall, a tombola and a barbecue.

An estimated £150,000 is needed for the new building, which will replace the 35-year-old structure on the site. It will include modern facilities to allow youngsters of all ages to stay at the campsite for overnight indoor events and holidays.

Ros Reddy, 1st Old Windsor Guide Unit leader, said: “We had a very successful and enjoyable afternoon which was one of our main fundraising events for the new hut.

"To date we are halfway with our fundraising and in September we have a black tie evening at Cumberland Lodge. We also hold a fundraising Wickwood breakfast every term and we are collecting foreign currency.”

The walk took place on May 13.

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