Girlguiding Birmingham members from Sutton Coldfield have been dancing for Macmillan
Contributed by Emma Richardson
Thursday 15th June, start of a heatwave in Birmingham, and 99 girls from 221st Birmingham Brownies, 9th and 40th Sutton Coldfield Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and our new Senior Section unit came together in their best disco outfits at the church hall for an all sections disco to raise money for Macmillan.
The rainbows arrived first, which meant they got first dibs on the Monster Munch and the lucky dip (being run by our brand new that night volunteer Leader Amy). Nail art, provided initially by two guides and later by a brownie leader, and ribbon hair streamers, made by the rainbows also proved very popular.
As the rainbows began to tire, the brownies arrived and took over the serious business of depleting the tuck shop.
As the sun set, and the disco lights grew brighter, the guides and senior section girls took over the dance floor and gave masterclasses in Dabbing, the Macarena and the Cha Cha slide. And we sold the last of the Monster Munch.
In total the girls raised £500.13 for Macmillan, got through 3.5 litres of concentrated squash and more bags of crisps and Quavers than we thought was possible.
Huge thanks to 221st Brownies who paid for the DJ, and to the units who subsidised the stalls.
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