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Preston Girl Guides to mark 100 years with family fun day

Posted on - 19th March, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Fulwood, History, Kid's stuff, Nostalgia, Plungington, Preston Locations, Preston News, Proud Preston, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Fulwood Girl Guides celebrate 100 years with their leaders. Pic: Jessica Gillibrand
Preston St Cuthbert’s Girl Guides celebrate 100 years with their leaders. Pic: Jessica Gillibrand

Preston’s Fulwood Guide Group unit is celebrating 100 years of service this April.

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The group plans to celebrate by hosting a family fun day on Sunday 14 April at St Cuthberts Church in Lytham Road,.

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On the day there will be a bouncy castle, craft stalls, an exotic petting experience and even an ice cream van for all to enjoy.

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Pic: Jessica Gillibrand

The event aims to celebrate the achievement with the girls, as well as with the local community, spreading awareness about what being a Preston Girl Guide is all about.

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There will also be a picture exhibit, showing the group throughout the 100 years along with some old guide uniforms.

Val Riley, who has been part of St Cuthbert’s Guides for 70 years, said: “I joined Brownies at 7 years old and I never left from that movement.

“I am proud to be a guide leader at 77 years old, which is keeping me young and happy. 

“I have been a leader at St Cuthbert’s Fulwood for over 32 years and I am pleased to celebrate 100 years of consistent guiding, giving all girls from the age of 5 a chance to experience new adventures, develop their skills and learn about today’s world.”

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The girls take part in a range of activities. Pic: Jessica Gillibrand

As part of the 100-year celebrations, the group also have a festival-themed camp planned in July, with the girls having a chance to try out paddle boarding.

Jessica Gillibrand, Girl Guide Leader of eight years, said: “It’s an incredible achievement.

“To have a youth group in the area which has been going on for so long is incredible.

“It was such an important part for me growing up so I think it is amazing that it’s still running and providing the girls with opportunities.”

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