Longridge District Girlguiding covers 2 Rainbow units, 3 Brownie units and 2 Guide units comprising of 170 girls. We own a 1934 built, pre-war wooden hut which desperately needs replacing. It is damp cold and smells of mould. All our supplies, uniforms and even our hair smell of mould after being in there. The hallway floor collapsed this year and had to be replaced, and the joiner found woodworm in the foundations. There is one small toilet which is not disabled friendly and we have one girl who needs changing facilities, so it is very awkward and unacceptable the way it is. It is also up steps so is not accessible to disabled girls and leaders. It has a tin corrugated roof which does not conserve the heat, so our heating bills are large in winter and the heater breaks down regularly.
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Why it's a great idea:
As stated above, our Guide Hut is in a terrible state! All our supplies are ruined by damp, it is not hygienic. We have a disabled girl who needs changing facilities and we haven't got room as there is only one small toilet. The Hut is up steps and a slope making it inaccessible for disabled people.Outside is dangerous , so we can't allow the girls to play outside. The New Girlguiding Programme is about equipping girls with skills for their future, and needs us to have access to the internet to be able to do this. We have no access currently. We have been fundraising for the last few years and have raised approximately £20,000, but need at least double that, and are running out of time. We cannot rent anywhere around us at that would mean asking the parents for more money, and they struggle to pay the subs currently. There has been a Guide Hut in Longridge since 1934, don't let it disappear for good!
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