Sussex Police donates £250 to Eastbourne Girls’ Brigade

Sussex Police gave funds to The First Girls Brigade. Photo Sussex police. SUS-160922-162525001

Sussex Police gave funds to The First Girls Brigade. Photo Sussex police. SUS-160922-162525001

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Sussex Police has donated £250 to a group that has helped inspire many young girls to achieve their personal and developmental goals for many years.

A uniformed Christian organisation, The Eastbourne Girls’ Brigade meets every Monday night at Victoria Baptist Church with members taking part in a number of activities including craft, games and cooking.

The club’s leader for the town Jenny Collins said, “We are so grateful for the money that has been donated to us. Girls Brigade headquarters have recently changed the uniform so this money will go towards buying new uniforms for all girls. It will be great that they can have the relevant polo shirts so they all feel equally included. Next year is a big year for us as we will be celebrating our 70th anniversary.”

Eastbourne’s District Commander, Chief Inspector Emma Brice said, “I was very honoured to attend the Girls’ Brigade meeting to see how much the individuals all enjoy and learn various new skills from the activities arranged by the volunteer leaders.

“I am hoping this donation in buying uniforms will help encourage future generations of young girls in joining the Girls’ Brigade in Eastbourne.”

The £250 donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

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