Worksop: Guides bounce to raise Canada cash

Girl Guides from 7th Worksop St Anne's and the Priory group took part in  a sponsored bounce on trampolines to help raise money towards a trip to Canada next year. Pictured are guides and leaders with Emily Wright from Barclays Bank who will match what the guides raise pound for pound' (w131005-4a)
Girl Guides from 7th Worksop St Anne's and the Priory group took part in a sponsored bounce on trampolines to help raise money towards a trip to Canada next year. Pictured are guides and leaders with Emily Wright from Barclays Bank who will match what the guides raise pound for pound' (w131005-4a)

If there was a badge for trampolining, these Guides would get one.

In just one day they bounced the distance from Worksop to Toronto - 3,476 miles.

Girl Guides from 7th Worksop St Anne's and the Priory group took part in  a sponsored bounce on trampolines to help raise money towards a trip to Canada next year. (w131005-4b)

Girl Guides from 7th Worksop St Anne's and the Priory group took part in a sponsored bounce on trampolines to help raise money towards a trip to Canada next year. (w131005-4b)

The bonkers idea came about because of four Worksop Guides who are heading to Canada next year.

And they and their fellow Guides are pulling out all the stops to raise funds towards the trip of a lifetime.

Zoe Pederson, Isobel Underwood and Bethany Smith all attend the St Anne’s Guides, while Sophie Trainor is a member of the Priory group.

The 14 and 15-year-olds will travel to Toronto next August as part of a group from Girlguiding Nottinghamshire.

“They will spend a week in the city and a week at Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp as part of the international guide camp,” said St Anne’s Guide Leader Patricia Wright.

“They will visit a baseball game and Niagara Falls before they return.”

But each Guide must raise £2,000 towards the trip, so a jam packed fundraising programme is under way.

Said Patricia: “The sponsored bounce was great. People were asking us what we were doing, and we plotted the journey on a big map.”

“We also had a ‘guess the weight of the Canadian cake’ raffle and the girls have done bag packing, car boot sales and collection buckets to try and raise funds.”

“They are also lucky to have the support of Barclays bank who are giving match funding up to £750.”

“Emma Wright from the Worksop branch has organised a ‘name the gorilla teddy’ competition which they have got going in their shop.”

“And we are hoping to have a market stall soon on Bridge Street selling cakes and books.”

Patricia said the girls were very excited about next year’s trip and hoped the Worksop community would get behind their fundraising efforts.