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Old Windsor Brownies raise funds for new building with Easter egg hunt

Old Windsor Brownies raise funds for new building with Easter egg hunt

Grace Witherden

Old Windsor Brownies raise funds for new building with Easter egg hunt

A fundraising Easter egg hunt run by Old Windsor Brownies managed to raise more than £1,000 yesterday (Bank Holiday Monday).

The hunt took place at the Beaumont Estate Hotel in Burfield Road and saw 240 children take part in Easter activities.

Youngsters had to complete 12 challenges, such as making a bridge, bunny hops and knocking down paint cans in order to claim an egg for a £5 entry fee.

Old Windsor Brownies need to raise £140,000 for a new building at their Wickwood campsite in Windsor Great Park.

Plans for the building will make the site accessible to all. So far the group have managed to raise more than £75,000 but there is still a long way to go.

Ann Burn, Brown Owl leader, said: “The event went really well, despite the bad weather. We had to move it inside but the hotel was fabulous and let us use the rooms.

“We’d like to thank Beaumont Estate who donated the eggs to use and supported us for the event; it means we could fundraise more money.”

The group have been fundraising for the new building for a couple of years and work is due to start this summer.

Ann said: “We want Brownies to have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and do nature trails and be able to play in the Great Park, and enjoy the experience it offers.

“It’s also a great environment for children to be in fresh air and explore.

“The campsite in the Great Park is great but we need to cater for Brownies with all abilities and to accommodate Brownies whatever their disability, which we can’t do in the old building.

“We have had support from all of Girlguiding in Windsor, Datchet and Wraysbury and our next event will be a Wickwood walk in the Great Park in June.”

Email thirdoldwindsor@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested in donating to the cause.

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