About This Project

The guides had been fundraising for over a year to finance a trip to the World Guiding Centre near Interlaken, Switzerland. The cost of the trip for approximately 23 people was £20,000, of which £9,000 had already been raised through activities such as bag packing at local supermarkets, Egg & Bacon Advent brunch, Easter Egg bingo, selling tickets for duck races and other imaginative activities.

In order to meet the April banking deadline, the guides applied to the Trust for £1,000.

The Trustees were happy to make the award, admiring the effort and determination of the guides and taking the view that the experience of visiting and learning about another country, whilst making new friends, would be entirely worthwhile.