Girlguiding groups from Milnrow District gathered together to celebrate World Thinking Day as one, with celebrations focused on ‘Growing’. This year Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Milnrow District gathered to decorate the well-known Community Tree on Newhey Road.

Each unit from the area designed their own wishes for fellow Girlguiding members. These ranged from good health to messages of self-confidence, these well-wishes were then decorated and laminated to withstand the tests of weather.

Representatives met on Saturday 18th February to bring all the well-wishes to the Community Tree, decorating it with colour. This is one of the focal points of the community and will be seen by thousands as they travel past.

Ella Davidson, 9, a Brownie from the District said ‘I look forward to Brownies every week; my favourite activity from the past year was our Pack Holiday Trip to Knowsley Safari Park.’

Regarding the Community Tree, Ella said ‘I really enjoyed writing my message for the tree; I decorated it brightly so it will stand out. I hope everyone gets to see our messages.’

District Commissioner, Gill Lowe, said ‘I’d like to thank all the Units for their wonderful work. We’ve all really enjoyed thinking about guiding members around the world. The girls have made us extremely proud and we are glad at this opportunity to share their wishes with the community. The Tree is a big focal point, we hope everyone will take time to come down and have a look.’

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