A BROWNIES group has hundreds of reasons to be proud of themselves after working hard for charity.
The 22nd Hartlepool Brownies have been completing a charity challenge to mark the 100th anniversary of the children’s movement.
The unit, which meets at St James Church, in Rossmere Way, once a week, is made up of four groups of six, each named Pixies, Gnomes, Elves and Imps.
The groups each took up the challenge to raise £100 for a good cause of their choice.
The Pixies six organised and took part in a bingo and tombola night and raised £100 for Hartlepool & District Hospice.
The Gnomes raised £100 for Cancer Research UK by holding a toy and book sale.
The Elves six organised a cake stall and tombola, raising £100 for the British Heart Foundation.
And the Imps raised £100 for the Great North Air Ambulance by taking part in a sponsored skip.
Andrea Swift, the group’s Tawny Owl, said: “We are delighted by the efforts of our Brownies and proud that they have chosen such worthwhile charities to support.” The youngsters will be honoured for their efforts during a short service of celebration on Tuesday at 7pm at the church.
The group is made up of seven to 10-year-olds and has been running for over 50 years.
As part of the Brownies’ centenary year the unit has taken part in other events including a trip to the cinema and a mass conga along Seaton sea front with all 120 town Brownies.
New members and adult leaders are welcome. To find out how to join, email email@example.com or call Andrea on 07780796786.