Guides back in their home after flooding
GIRLS from the 1st Girlguiding troop of Shepperton are delighted to be finally moving back into their hall for the first time after it was flooded in February. More than a foot of water seeped into Dawson Hall, off Russell Road during the worst of the storms, ruining not only the hall but activity equipment used by the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Seven months on – and thanks to support from the community – the hut has been completely transformed and the team is well on its way to restocking the arts and crafts supplies. After being able to move back in on Tuesday last week, delighted Rainbow leader Alison Hogan said: “It is just fantastic and it will be even better when everything is back in. “It has been a rough year for our girls, but moving back in we have five new Rainbows and five new Brownies. “We're in the process of buying arts and crafts stuff and will spend the largest amount of money raised on plastic boxes so if anything like this happens again, at least we know it will float.” The troop's donation page saw a huge influx of money from residents – particularly parents – however the troop will always be grateful to the generous mystery person who donated £1,000.
Alison said: “I'd just like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. “It made such a huge difference to us and means we can give the girls some stability. “We are also so grateful to Trinity Construction, which completed the work in an amazing six weeks.”
The cheery faces and thumbs-up are from the girls of the 1st Shepperton Brownies as they move back into their Dawson Hall home in Shepperton for the
first time since February’s floods.