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Brownies lend a hand to wish charity

03.07.2013 From our online archive
Big-hearted Brownies helped Make-A-Wish Luxembourg take one step closer to its fundraising target by donating a cheque.

Big-hearted Brownies helped Make-A-Wish Luxembourg take one step closer to its fundraising target by donating a cheque.

Altogether 15 girls from the Second Luxembourg Brownies helped raise 100 euros for the wish-granting organisation by baking cakes, selling their old books and toys and serving teas and coffees.

The proud youngsters handed over the cheque at their last meet before the summer on Tuesday after watching a presentation about the mission of Make-A-Wish Luxembourg, to grant wishes to young people with life-limiting illnesses.

“I think because most of these girls are in a very privileged position and they don't see that side of life very often. They don't see the people who have difficulties. It's an extra context to their lives,” Brownie leader Beverley Burrows-Pym told wort.lu.

The funds were raised through a series of activities held at the end of the last school year and the group plans to do more to support Make-A-Wish Luxembourg. The organisation, which was founded at the end of last year and granted its first wish in May, has gone from strength to strength, attracting scores of volunteers and pledges for donations.

Make-A-Wish Luxembourg President Marcel Hagendoorn said: “It's going fantastically. We made a small calculation and we've raised 70,000 euros so far. It's not too bad. We never expected to raise so much so fast. Things just took off before we knew it.”

The organisation needs to raise around 100,000 euros per year in order to meet its target of granting 30 wishes each year. The next major fundraising event will be the Concours d'Élégance held at Mondorf-les-Bains from August 31 to September 1.

The Second Luxembourg Brownies currently has free places available from September. If you have a child who would like to join, please email 2luxbrownies@gmail.com

www.make-a-wish.lu