Tarbert Guides go to town for charity
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.