Sutton’s Girls’ Brigade appeal for new members

A PROJECT on chocolate and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme are just some of the activities enjoyed by members of Sutton’s Girls’ Brigade.

The 2nd Sutton-in-Ashfield Girls’ Brigade offers girls aged four and over the chance to try out a host of activities - and the branch is now on the look-out for new members.

Leader Hannah Sulley (21) said: “The younger ones do a lot of baking, drawing and colouring. We celebrated Chinese New Year and at Christmas, they do Christmas songs.

“For the older ones, it is much the same. We are doing a big topic of chocolate at the moment and we always celebrate Pancake Day.

“The girls seem to really enjoy what they are doing.”

The branch also hopes that as more people sign up, they will be able to offer more activities such as trips.

The Sutton branch is split into two groups with the younger girls (aged between four and eight) meeting from 5.45-7pm and the older ones (aged eight and over) meeting between 7-8.30pm. Members can also complete qualifications in the Girls’ Brigade and there is no upper age limit.

Hannah, who lives in Ravenshead, joined the Girls’ Brigade when she was four and has worked her way up to becoming a leader - a role she secured when she was just 13.

She said: “I was born into it because my mum was a helper when I was born.

“I started going as a child at four and I have gone all the way through. We used to do lots of stuff about Mr Men and I liked the sewing.”

The Sutton Girls’ Brigade meets at St John’s Methodist Church on Titchfield Avenue every Monday evening.

Each session costs £1 and this is paid each week.

For more details on the group or to find out about joining the Sutton branch, contact Hannah on 07817 395 862.

For more details on the Girls’ Brigade click here.