Selkirk Brownies’ fund-raising exercise

The 2nd Selkirk Brownies raised £354 for Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team when they held a sponsored keep fit challenge night.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 6:13 am
Selkirk Brownies are pictured handing over a £354 cheque to Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team member Gavin Kellett in Selkirk’s Argus Centre.The cash was raised via a sponsored fitness challenge night.

They decided on this fund-raiser after rescue team members visited the Brownie unit in August to talk about their work.

In a practical demonstration, two Brownies and a leader went up Selkirk Hill to be ‘rescued’ by the team, with the help of the rest of the unit. The ‘lost’ Brownies were quickly located and carried off the hill on a stretcher. After the ‘rescue’, the Brownies were shown the team’s van and safety equipment.

The youngsters’ challenge involved learning to juggle, dribbling a ball round cones and using keep-fit steps, counting repetitions. To cool down, they finished with a balloon game.

The cash realised would not have been possible without the support of parents, friends and family.

Brownie unit leader Bartje Magee said: “Brownies are taught to think of others before themselves and do a good turn every day. They certainly managed to do that and I am very proud of our girls.”

z The Brownies are pictured handing over a £354 cheque to rescue team member Gavin Kellett in Selkirk’s Argus Centre.