Girls' Brigade News

Home » News » Girls' Brigade News
P1040737

Saturday 31st January started cold with a light covering of snow on the ground. A well-wrapped group of girls and leaders met at the church at 10am for a walk in the woods--but which woods would it be!

We headed down Butts Road, crossed at the 'green man' and strode out in our wellies alongside the Butts Green. Then across the road and right down Whitedown Lane until we ran out of pavement. Oop! Shouldn't have crossed after all! Back over the road and along towards Kings Road, then over the road again to enter Ackender Woods.
Which way now? Rosalie and Eliza's dog walking route or straight up the hill? Up the hill it was until we reached the stile, then 'All gather round and listen to Kym'. What can you find? A green leaf, something brown, something prickly...what else? When that was done, 'Can you build a mini-beast shelter like Kimberley's?' We're all getting a bit cold now. Time to head back for hot chocolate and biscuits!

The next events coming up are a trip to Gravity Force for some of the girls on Saturday 21st March and the joint parade service with the Boys' Brigade on Sunday 22nd March. We hope to see you there at the 10.45am service.

FAREWELL — WELL NOT FAREWELL!

Jo Hunter, has been a member of The Girls' Brigade, and its predecessor, The Girls' Life Brigade, since just after the Second World War! As a 4 1⁄2 year old she joined up in September 1946 and now 68 years later has finally stopped attending the 2nd Alton GB on a weekly basis after a quarter of a century. Although still helping out when required. As a gift of gratitude the princely sum of £125 was raised and given towards the work of a Christian charity Jo has supported over many years called Toybox Charity. They take 'street children' off the streets in Latin America and provide schooling and a home.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Alton Webteam: Wed 23 May 10:13am

Jennie Marlow is currently emptying home collection boxes. They can be left in church or if you can't get yours there you can ring Jennie (85698) and she'll pick it...

Alton Webteam: Wed 23 May 10:08am

See below for Jennie Marlow's message following her very special week."What a special time we had this week. On Monday 14th Gerald and I and our son, David, went to Winchester, where seven of us were receiving the British Empire Medal. The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr. Nigel Atkinson, presented us with the medal at Serle's House and made us feel special. On Tuesday 15th...

Alton Webteam: Mon 21 May 12:03pm

Why not come and join in the coffee and conversation? Our next get together will be Thursday 28th June. We could call ourselves The Ivy League as we meet at Ivy House, Wetherspoon's! Ladies, pop in between 10am and 12...