Members of the 11th King’s Lynn (North Lynn) Guides and Brownies recently answered a plea for help from The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. 

The Hospice has almost 400 blue collection pots located in the businesses in the local area. They are emptied by a team of volunteers regularly and raise approximately £8,500 for the Hillington based charity each year.  They do, however, get dusty and dirty and need to be regularly relabelled.

A large amount of collecting pots had been returned and needed to be spruced up before they could go back out into the community. The Units’ mission, and they chose to accept it with much enthusiasm, was to help the Hospice clean and re-label them. 

Unit members, under the guidance of a Hospice volunteer and Guider in Charge, Sue Fox, soon had a great system in place to get the pots done in no time at all.  Everyone enjoyed helping and the Units have undertaken to assist the Hospice on a regular basis. 

Emily Kilcoin, Fundraising Admin & Marketing Assistant said 

Cleaning and relabelling the pots is really time consuming so we are extremely grateful that the Unit has kindly offered to do this job on a regular basis. It’s great to have younger members of the community involved in fundraising.