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Girlguiding Anglia partner with Macmillan Cancer Support

Girlguiding Anglia are excited to launch their partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. Members will take action through a series of challenges in a bid to fund over 2,500 Macmillan Nursing Hours.

As part of the Macmillan Challenge, Girlguding Anglia will offer all of its members the opportunity to take part in up to 6 different badge challenges, focusing on taking action, raising awareness and raising funds.

The Macmillan challenges aim to build on one of the new Girlguiding programme themes; Take Action, by giving girls an opportunity to use their voice to help their community and the wider world.

The six badges available for girls to collect include a badge for taking part in any kind of fundraising activity, a badge for hosting or supporting a coffee morning as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and one for raising awareness and organising care packages in the run up to Christmas. Collectively members of Girlguiding Anglia hope to raise enough funds to support 2,500 Macmillan nursing hours (it costs £28 to fund a Macmillan nurse for one hour).

As part of the challenge girls will help raise awareness of the key cancers that affect girls and women so that everyone in the Girlguiding Anglia region knows how to spot the signs and symptoms.

On announcing the partnership, Region Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding Anglia, Tracy Foster, said: “We are delighted to launch our partnership with this wonderful charity. Unfortunately cancer affects so many of us, our families and friends and I’m pleased we can encourage our members to take action, raise awareness and hopefully raise some vital funds through our challenges and activities throughout the coming year.”

Jessica Zaremba, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, says, “We are really excited to launch our 1 year partnership with Girlguiding Anglia and we can’t wait to hear about all the different ways members embrace the Macmillan Challenge. 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer by 2020. Right now Macmillan can’t reach everyone, but with the support of Girlguiding Anglia we can strive to raise further awareness and vital funds for people living with cancer. I’d like to thank all the members from Girlguiding Anglia for taking the time to support Macmillan.”

Girlguiding Anglia is a region of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Girlguiding introduced a new programme in 2018, launching 6 themes including Know Myself, Express Myself, Be Well, Have adventures, Take Action and For My Future.

These themes are at the heart of the opportunities and activities we offer at Girlguiding Anglia.

For more information about the The Macmillan Challenge, visit: https://www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/the-macmillan-challenge.

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