Brownies donate trolley loads of goods to city food bank

1st Beanhill Brownies at Asda, with food they will donate to the MK Food Bank
1st Beanhill Brownies at Asda, with food they will donate to the MK Food Bank

The busy members of a city brownie group have a huge collection of food to donate to help others in need.

The 1st Beanhill Brownies spent time fundraising during the summer, collecting £140.

This week they all took their shopping bags to Asda to spend the cash on food which will be donated to the MK Foodbank

Snowy Owl Sarah Coleman, who runs the group along with Brown Owl Angela, said: “We are so proud of these young ladies and feel they deserve some recognition for the work they have done and for all the families who will benefit from the girls at 1st Beanhill Brownies.

“We would also like to promote MK Food Bank and hope that the thoughtfulness of Beanhill Brownies will inspire others to buy an extra item when shopping to donate to a food bank trolley, as we approach the colder and darker months where families can struggle.”

The 1st Beanhill Brownies have been running for three years after the leaders felt there was a need for an affordable unit locally to girls in the Beanhill, Netherfield and Coffee Hall area.

Sarah added: “We were both new to the guiding world and had to undertake a leadership qualification and other mandatory training whilst volunteering at another unit to complete our training. Finally after about 18 months we held our first Brownie meeting in Beanhill.

“Since then our unit has gone from strength to strength and have been on many adventures and supported local causes.”