March 2, 2015
Burnham Guides leaders set to visit poor children in India's slums

A group of big-hearted Girl Guiding leaders from Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding area will be visiting India this month to deliver educational supplies to needy children in the country's slums.

22 adult members form Girl Guiding Somerset will be making the trip, visiting the World Centre of the World Association of Girl Guides, and working with local charities on a project to help the youngsters.

"We will be visiting the slums of Mumbai and taking educational supplies of colouring books, pencils and crayons to children there - they are very much in need of help and we're pleased to be supporting them," the group's Kate Sutton told

"We'll also be taking educational activities with us to run with the children during our time with them."

Local Brownies from across the Burnham area have been getting involved in recent weeks, donating items for the trip, as pictured below.

The leaders, who will be making their visit at the end of this month, will be working with several local charities.

They include Door Step School, which aims to improve literacy amongst the marginalized sections of India's society, and Tara Mobile Creches, which provides creches and daycare centres to children at construction sites and in the slums.

"The visit has been planned for a long time so there's been lots of preparation in recent months and we're very much looking foward to the trip," added Kate.

Pictured: Top, the leaders from Burnham who are going on the trip and, above, local Brownies who have been donating items to be given to the Indian children


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