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We finished off the term with a Craft & Carols evening on Monday 11th December. A few families arrived early and the girls helped to set up the tables and distribute chairs. How many tables would we need? Have we bought in far too many craft kits? Then a few more families arrived at 6pm and we were in business. More arrived and the tables were full — then another table was needed! By 6.30pm the church hall was packed with girls, parents, grandparents, brothers and friends, putting together Christmas tree kits, colouring angels and artistically 'scraping' stars and stable scenes. By 7pm everyone had been offered a hot drink and a mince pie, we were running out of craft kits and Christmas trees were being improvised from green card and surplus decorations. Then it was time to pause, sing some carols and hear about the need for the work of Action for Children.
It was a lively, happy evening, with lots of opportunities taken to help each other. The collection for Action for Children raised a good sum.
GB meetings start again on Monday 10th January 2018. Our youngest group for 4-8 year olds meets at 6pm and the older groups start at 6.30pm. If you know a girl who might be interested in joining there is more information on the church website (youth activities) or on the GB website (girlsb.org.uk). You can contact our Captain, Kym Burgess (Tel 01252 334814, Email kym@sidius.free-online.co.uk) or just come along on a Monday evening to see what it's all about.
Nancy Buck

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