Hoedown ‘makes big dent’ in trip targets

A HOEDOWN, organised by two Girl Guides, raised almost £900 on Saturday evening.

Girl Guide Hoedown event was a 'huge success'
Girl Guide Hoedown event was a 'huge success'

Niamh Heaysman, 13, and Alessia Murden, 14, decided to hold the event to fund international service projects they have been selected to take part in.

Lorraine Heaysman, Niamh’s mum, said: “The evening was a huge success thanks to all who attended, and the band were amazing.

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“We managed to raise just short of £900. That makes a big dent in the funds needed.”

Both girls are members of 4th Goring Guides which meet in St Laurence’s Church, in Goring-by-Sea.

Niamh needs to raise £2,500 to go to Sri Lanka in July to work in an orphanage and with elephants, while Alessia needs £3,500 for a trip to Japan in 2015.

The girls have organised a ‘posh tea’ on April in The Barn, Goring Way, Goring-by-Sea, between 2-5pm on April 27.