Fund Raising

We try to keep our annual subscription fees affordable for everyone and so like to organise a few fundraising events to help boost our funds and enable us to take part in the events.  

 

 BRING AND BUY FOR WATERAID Saturday 8th Feb 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part in this event and helped usto raise over £100 for Wateraid, the charity we are currently supporting and learning about at GB

 

Cream Tea - 13th May 2017

Thanks to everyone for their support at the cream tea on Saturday 13th May when we held a cream tea in the plaza outside of Trinity Church. Weather was great at we raised just over £250.

 

 

Table top sale - Saturday 6th March 2016.

As part of our fund raising for the year, we held a Table Top sale on Saturday 6th March at Trinity church including a tombola, cakes, gifts and games.

 

We raised over £250 for GB funds - many thanks to everyone who helped and supported this event.

 

Exxon Mobile Donation 2015

Once again, Exxon mobile has given us a generous grant towards equipement for our company to develop the programme we can offer our members and the facilities we can use. We have purchased a flat screen TV / monitor and stand, DVD player and new mircophones for use on the sound system which all members of the company will benefit from. Thanks to Rachal Hickman, who volunteers at least two hours per week at GB, we have received £1000 towards audio vsiual equipment we can use each week and GB and for special events. Many thanks

<< Sleepover sucess 2014 >>

12 comany members attended a sleepover at Trinity during the October half term weekend - besides, swimming, rock climbing, bowling, games and fellowship,  the girls had a vist from, jan and Chris, 2 members of Trinity Church, going out to Tanzina in November to support the Grass Roots Project, which helps children attend school, have a healthly diet and access medical facilities. The girls then baked a range of biscuits and sweet treats and sold them on Sunday morning after the church service, raising over £25 for the Grass roots charity - well done girls!

Funds for company IT equipment 2014

Fantastic news for our members, Exxon mobile have given us a generous donation of £1000 towards the purchase of IT equipment for use within our GB company activities.

 

We have purchased a laptop, printer and now can gain Wifi access to the internet so that the older girls can access their Duke of Edinbrugh online record accounts, we can create posters, newsletters and leaflets about our events and teach all our members about internet and on line safety.

 

Rachal Hickman, who works for Exxon mobile at Fawley, volunteers her time as a leader regularly at our company evenings. Through the Exxon Mobile "VIP" scheme (Volunteers Involvement Programme) Rachal can request some financial support for her volunteering.

Purchasing the IT equipment will enable us to provide an upto date programme for our young members and stay in touch with a form of media and communication that our young members are increasingly familiar with.

 

We give sincere thanks to Rachal and Exxon mobile for their support.

 

WaterAid

For the second year in a row we have chosen to support Water Aid, a charity that provides fresh, clean drinking water to communities in Africa. Thank you to everyone who helped to raise £160 over the year either by filling Smartie tubes with 20p's, domating some of your sweet money or helping with the Sunday lunch. See our certificate on the GB Notice board at Trinity July 2014

BRAVO! for the air ambulance

Congratulations to everyone who has been helping to collect Bra's for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Wendy Southwell is pleased to announce that over 6000 have now been forwarded on via our GB Company, Hampshire West District and members and friends of Trinity Church  - each bra raises about 90p for the Air Ambulance and are then sold on in Africa, where women who wear them are less lightly to be attacked and assulted.

 

In October 2011, the Seniors and Brigaders appeared on Radio Solent's Katie Martin show to explain how the bra's helped young women in other countries as well as local people with the Air Ambulance - we are still collecting bra's so please keep sending thenm in.

  Last updated September 2021

   Breaking News

 

We Are Back!

From 15th September we wll be meeting back at Trinity Church for face to face meetings following advice from the Government and GB Nationally on current Covid guidelines. 

Our times will be limited to start with as we adjust back after not meeting for nearly 18 months and we will have some additonal meansure in place to keep everyone safe

 

Explorers 6-7pm

Juniors 6-7pm

 

Subs just £15 per school term

 

Seniors 7:30-8:30pm

Brigaders 7:30-8:30pm

 

Subs £16.66 per school term

 

See Programme page for more information about our activties and Parents page for membership information         

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New Captain 

 

After nearly 20 years as company Captain, Jan McCarthy iis stepping down from this role from September 2021 and Louise Yates will be taking this on in an acting capacity in the interim period. 

We thank Jan for all she has done while she continues to support the Brigaders with their DofE awards and various activties.

 

We also ask for your continued  support for Louise as she takes on this new role within GB enablng our company to continue

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