At the end of July over 40 Guides from companies in the Neston area took part in an international challenge in Copenhagen. The visit was supported financially be the Town Council’s grants scheme for local organisations, and this was the first opportunity to present the guides with their funding certificate.
Trip leader and organiser Catherine Hilditch told me that one of the aims of the trip was to encourage girls to undertake international travel and for their leaders to gain international qualifications. They had successfully completed their challenge and were able to spend time exploring Copenhagen. They even had a ferry trip to Sweden during which two new members made their Guide promise – gaining a special international badge they proudly showed me.
Neston owes a lot to its volunteer leaders who provide so many opportunities for our young people. Congratulations.
Oh – and they tell me next year they hope to be undertaking another challenge – in India.