THE 5th Gourock Brownies raised more than £400 for Marie Curie Cancer Care from a charity effort, writes Lynn Sharp.
The fund-raiser, a ‘Yellow Stall’, sold delicious home-baking and cards and clip magnets the Brownies made themselves.
Also for sale were daffodils each Brownie had grown at home. Tawny Owl Julie Morrison said: “We picked Marie Curie because of their work with patients with cancer and terminal illnesses. It’s a thing close to a lot of people’s hearts and a lot of the Brownies have had experiences of Marie Curie because of lost relatives.
"We also picked them because their symbol is a daffodil and it’s yellow which is associated with the Brownies.”
The flowers were grown for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2012 and the girls were sponsored by generous friends and families. They raised £156.50 through sponsorship, giving them a grand total of £402.50.
A Yellow Stall is a ‘bring and buy’ that sells items that are entirely, or partially, yellow. Along with crafts, cakes and daffodils, the girls brought in yellow things to be sold at the stall.
Brownies Hannah, 8, and Freya, 7, said that the stall and making the crafts was fun, pictured being interviewed by media student Lynn Sharp. Hannah said that her favourite part of the stall was, “we get to sell stuff.”
The Brownies certainly lived up to their promise “to help other people” and “do a good turn every day”.