Guides Go The Extra Mile

Guides and Rangers from Braunstone are celebrating after successfully using gymnastics to cover a mile to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Members of the 3rd Braunstone Guides and Rangers, who are aged between 10 and 15 raised around 200 and were supported by family and friends as they completed the Mile for Macmillan challenge at Braunstone Park.

The group are one of over 4,000 Girlguiding Midlands units to join forces with Macmillan as part of a new charity partnership to raise 72,000 for people affected by cancer this year.

Mayella Rye-Holland , aged 11, a member of the 3rd Braunstone Guides said: 'Doing gymnastics for a whole mile to help raise money for Macmillan was really fun. We did it as a group relay and all supported each other. I'm really proud of myself and the other girls for completing the challenge as it was very tiring!'

Cathryn Parsons, Leader at the 3rd Braunstone Guides said: 'We had great fun supporting Macmillan in this way and getting the local community together for such a good cause. All money raised will help fund vital Macmillan services in local communities right across Leicester, so that no one has to face cancer alone.'

Pippa Lock Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support says, 'I'd like to thank all the girls from the 3rd Braunstone Guides and Rangers for taking the time to support Macmillan. We hope everyone involved enjoyed Mile for Macmillan and will keep supporting 3rd Braunstone Guides as they try and raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer throughout 2017.'

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