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The water aid concert was a huge success.  We have many positive comments on how well the Brownies sang and what a superb job they did.  The overall experience with PowerPoint images, the DVD about poo and where it goes, the prayers the Brownies wrote, the sketch reflecting on the differences between a girl in Nepal and a girl in the UK and the words of the songs obviously made an impact on those who were there as we raised £185.85 on the night and we still have sponsor money to come in.

A huge thank you to all involved and all who have supported us with monetary gifts, love and prayers.


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Tomorrow the Brownies are doing a concert for Water Aid.  Guiding have set a challenge to all members to change the world.  And the concert is the 2nd challenge we are doing.

The first one we completed after Christmas when the Brownies collected unwanted Christmas Cards and recycled them.  We set them a challenge to see how many they could collect.  One Brownie alone collected over 7000 cards.  I’m not sure Tesco (who were collecting on behalf of the Woodland Trust) knew what hit them when Brown Owl arrived with her car bursting full of Christmas cards.

So back to tomorrows concert.  The 2nd challenge we have chosen is called “sing for change“.  The girls have learnt several sings all along the lines of water – how we use it and how others don’t have the clean water we have.  It has certainly opened my eyes.  It is the type of information you know deep down but by learning, listening to the songs and preparing a power point, it has hit me at a deeper level.

The power point is now 120 slides which as you can imagine has taken rather a long time to put together but I am sure it will al be worthwhile in the end.

And so tomorrow the girls will sing the songs that the have learnt, watch a dvd about toilets, say some prayers about water, listen to a sketch about the reflection of a girl from Nepal and a girl from the UK as well as hopefully raise lots of money for Water Aid.

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A message from the guest writer – I hope I can manage to keep the reputation and standard of the usual writer.  If not I apologise.  I am probably going to share thoughts from other people as I continue the blog.  The quite today I found in a book I have as I am a Brownie Guider, the book is ‘The Second Anglia Anthology’ and the author is unknown. The quote is about different type of Christians! 

A lot of Christians are like wheelbarrows – no good unless pushed.
Some are like kites – if you don’t keep a string on them they will fly away.
Some are like kittens – they are more contented when petted.
Some are like balloons – full of air and ready to blow up.
Some are like footballs – you can’t tell which way they will bounce next.
Some are like trailers – they have to be pulled.
Some are like neon lights – they keep going on and off.
And some are like a good watch – open faced, pure gold, quietly busy and full of good works.

What type of Christian are you?

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