Brownie pack celebrates 25 years for Brown Owl Anne
PRESTBURY Brownies had a surprise visitor at their annual Big Crunch Coffee morning at Prestbury Village Hall at the weekend.
Chief Guide Gill Slocombe and her cousin, Fiona Heron, showed up unannounced to thank Anne Carsons, Brown Owl for 2nd Prestbury Brownies, for her volunteer work spanning a quarter of a century for both the 2nd and 3rd packs in the village.
Anne, 65, said: “I was speechless, it was like meeting royalty.
“It was a wonderful morning.”
Assistant region commissioner Becky Ashworth accompanied Gill, as did Heather Cann, county president, and Clare Worth, county commissioner, who presented Anne with a Good Service Award.
The group tucked into coffee and cake served by the Brownies and the Chief Guide chatted to them and the Rainbows, giving them special Chief Guide badges.
The morning ended with a raffle which raised £377.86, money which will go towards the upkeep of the Brownie HQ and help to fund equipment and coaches for outings.
●● Chief Guide Gill Slocombe (left) congratulates Anne Carsons for her 25 years at Brownie groups in Prestbury