Congratulations Caerleon and Ponthir Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

  • Gail and Jason were delighted to be invited to attend a very special event with members of Girlguiding in Ponthir and Caerleon who have been busy working on their ‘100 for 100’ project .

    District Commissioner, Leanne Taylor, who welcomed us to Zion Baptist Church, Ponthir has kindly shared her statement , below, with us as well as this fabulous photo which shows what a truly enjoyable evening we had. Well done girls, what brilliant poppies.

    ‘Young members aged between 5 and 14 years old have been making felt poppies to place on a garland which will then be part of Armistice day commemoration services at the Caerleon Garden of Remembrance.

    District Commissioner, Leanne Taylor said, ‘Through the commitment of our volunteer leaders we have reached the milestone of 100 young members within the district. This is a real achievement and it seemed poignant to bring the young membership together in this special act of remembrance in the year of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. We’ve had an overwhelming positive response to our project from parents and the community, including the Ponthir Community council and all three elected members for Caerleon. It is important to us as a district to be part of remembrance services in our community, it’s something our girls undertake gladly, solemnly and proudly.’

    Councillors Jason Hughes and Gail Giles attended a poppy making workshop putting their craft skills to the test! Councillor Giles, who is a Girlguiding ambassador, former Guide and holds the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, stated that she was proud to be involved with supporting the project and was ‘delighted’ to see such a thriving energetic and enthusiastic group of young people within the community working together positively’. Both shared that they had family members who had served on the Western Front. Councillor Hughes stated that ‘It’s marvellous to see girls developing their understanding of the ultimate sacrifice that so many gave to protect the freedoms that we take for granted today.’

    The garland will be on display at the Garden of Remembrance on Armistice Day and will afterwards be offered to Ponthir Chapel and the Ffwrwm. The Girlguides will be taking part in the planned parade in Caerleon on 11th November. ‘

    This year’s Remembrance events are particularly significant and we encourage everyone to come along to view this special garland and to support the Remembrance parade on the day.


    October 13th, 2018 | Caerleon Labour | Comments Off on Congratulations Caerleon and Ponthir Rainbows, Brownies and Guides |

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