Cheeky monkeys challenge raise money for charity

Rainbows and Brownies raise over £330 for Children with Cancer UK

Rainbows and Brownies raise over £330 for Children with Cancer UK - Credit: Archant

Girls from Rainbows and Brownies took part in a cheeky monkey’s marathon challenge in aid of national children’s charity, Children with Cancer UK.

Rainbows and Brownies raise over £330 for Children with Cancer UK

Rainbows and Brownies raise over £330 for Children with Cancer UK - Credit: Archant

The challenge was based on the number 26, the same amount of miles in a marathon and the children from 4th March group were sponsored to participate.

The girls chose to hold a sponsored camp fire singing session with 26 songs which included favourites like Campfires Burning, Kookaburra and Alice the Camel. This was followed by toasting marshmallows.

Susan Southwell, Brownie leader, said: “We wanted to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK as part of the Big Brownie Birthday challenge badge. We have raised over £330 for the charity”.

Ben Twyman, Head of Events at Children with Cancer UK, said: “A huge thank you to 4th March Rainbows and Brownies for their hard work, commitment and dedication.


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“Without the support of schools, guides and scout groups we could not continue our vital work to help save young lives. Every participating child will receive a fantastically fun Cheeky Monkey souvenir as a thank you for their efforts”.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. The charity funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer, and works to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes.

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