Newly-formed Fort Wil­liam Brown­ies makes all the right moves in char­ity py­jama danceathon

The Oban Times - - Districts -

FORT Wil­liam Brown­ies has made all the right moves and raised £250 for char­ity.

The money was raised when the newly-formed group, set up last Oc­to­ber by Louise Giles and Becky McCook, held a py­jama danceathon at the Sal­va­tion Army Hall a few weeks ago.

The brown­ies vis­ited the Peo­ple’s Dis­pen­sary for Sick An­i­mals’ (PDSA) shop in Fort Wil­liam High Street last week to hand over £125. The other half of the money was do­nated to a char­ity for snow leop­ards. Louise told the Lochaber

Times: ‘The brown­ies were do­ing their friends to ani- mal badges, part of which is rais­ing money for char­ity.

‘They de­cided to do­nate part of the money to the PDSA be­cause it’s our lo­cal an­i­mal char­ity.’

PDSA shop man­ager Caroline Campbell said: ‘It was a to­tal sur­prise to find out the girls had raised money for the char­ity.

‘I just thought, ‘ wow that’s so good of them’.’

Louise, who has been in guid­ing all her life, moved to the area last year and dis­cov­ered there was no brown­ies in the town.

‘The lo­cal guid­ing unit is usu­ally where you can meet new peo­ple. When I dis­cov­ered there was noth­ing in the town any more, I de­cided to set up a rain­bows and brown­ies group.’

The group has now joined forces with the Kil­mallie and Fort Au­gus­tus Rain­bows, Brown­ies and Guides to form a Lochaber district group.

Brownie helper Shannon Ste­wart worked her way up through the ranks in the Fort Au­gus­tus group but had to give it up when she moved to Fort Wil­liam for col­lege.

She was de­lighted to hear a group had started in the town which she could get in­volved with.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Louise Giles hands over the £125 cheque to PDSA man­ager Caroline Campbell, as some of the Fort Wil­liam Brown­ies and Shannon Ste­wart look on.

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