Tar­bert Guides go to town for char­ity

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A GROUP of guides from Tar­bert have raised more than £1,500 for Cancer Re­search af­ter tak­ing part in Race for Life.

The 1st Tar­bert Guides took part in the pop­u­lar fundrais­ing event as part of an ‘ac­tion-packed’ trip to Ed­in­burgh.

Leader of the 1st Tar­bert Guides Claire Shorthose said: ‘Girl­guid­ing Scot­land is all about giv­ing girls a safe space to en­joy new ex­pe­ri­ences, de­velop their skills and grow in con­fi­dence. Our trip to Ed­in­burgh was a bril­liant chance for the girls to ex­pe­ri­ence city liv­ing and de­velop their in­de­pen­dence.

‘The girls stayed in a youth hos­tel for the first time and pre­pared their own meals. We even had time to visit Dy­namic Earth and brave a ghost tour bus ride.

‘The girls took the lead in plan­ning the trip, train­ing for the race and fundrais­ing for Cancer Re­search, all of which gave them a fan­tas­tic sense of achieve­ment. Cross­ing the fin­ish line and rais­ing £1,509 for Cancer Re­search UK shows just how much they can achieve.’ Jayne, aged 12, said: ‘Tak­ing part in the Race for Life was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. We were a lit­tle ner­vous at the start but we had an amaz­ing time run­ning to­gether and felt so proud when we crossed the fin­ish line.’

The Guides sur­passed their tar­get for Cancer Re­search through a range of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a quiz night and seek­ing spon­sor­ship. They also learned more about the work of Cancer Re­search, cre­ated their own fit­ness regime and ex­plored how to keep fit and healthy.

The 1st Tar­bert Guides ahead of their Ed­in­burgh ad­ven­ture.

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