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New Rainbow Guiding Unit?

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Growing demand to re-start Chelford Rainbow Guiding unit for girls aged 5-7 has led to plans for a new group in the village.

The Rainbow Unit closed several years ago, due to lack of leaders at the time. The sole Rainbow Guider, Sue Roycroft, went on to join Chelford Brownies, where she currently supports Brown Owl Alison Richardson in running 1st Chelford Brownie Pack.

Alderley Edge Guiding District now hopes to re-open the Rainbow Unit, to join Chelford Brownies and Chelford Guide unit in offering Guiding in Chelford from the age of five to 14, when girls go on to Senior Section/Rangers elsewhere in the District.

The hunt is now on for adult leaders, aged 18+, who would be willing to start the unit with a small group of girls. All potential unit leaders would be trained and supported by Girlguiding UK, and mentored and helped by existing Guiders in the area.

Rainbows is the youngest section for Guiding in the UK. Girlguiding says: "For girls aged 5-7, our Rainbows section is all about learning by doing and having fun."

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the possibility of helping to run a Rainbow unit in Chelford, please email Alderley Edge District Secretary Amanda Spedding on Volunteer enquiries can also be registered with Alderley Edge District through the Girlguiding website.

And if anyone has a daughter aged four or five who might be interested in joining Rainbows locally, could they please email Alison Richardson on or call her on 07885 804246.

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