Badge helps to raise funds for char­ity

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Rain­bows, Brown­ies, Guides, and their lead­ers in Kent East are sup­port­ing this week’s Na­tional Eye Heath week by launch­ing a new chal­lenge badge with Kent As­so­ci­a­tion for the Blind (KAB).

Girl­guid­ing Kent East is work­ing with KAB, the lo­cal char­ity sup­port­ing vis­ually im­paired peo­ple and those with dual sen­sory loss, to raise aware­ness of dis­abil­ity among its units in the County.

They have cre­ated the KAB Chal­lenge in a Box, which is full of tasks and equip­ment which will be passed from unit to unit around the county.

All prof­its raised from the sale of the badge will be do­nated to KAB.

Chal­lenges in­clude wear­ing a blind­fold or simi-specs which are used to mimic vis­ual con­di­tions to carry out tasks from mak­ing a sand­wich to count­ing money and read­ing braille.

Jooles Ge­orge, County Guide ad­vi­sor said: “The Chal­lenge in a Box is the latest badge we have de­signed to en­sure our pro­gramme adapts to the chang­ing lives of girls to­day.”

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