Beer Bronwies closure threat

PUBLISHED: 15:36 03 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:34 18 June 2010

THE leader of Beer Brownies has issued a last-ditch attempt appealing for volunteers. If no one comes forward by Christmas the village group, which has been running for 80 years, will be forced to close. Joan Hansford retired as pack leader more than a ye

THE leader of Beer Brownies has issued a last-ditch attempt appealing for volunteers.

If no one comes forward by Christmas the village group, which has been running for 80 years, will be forced to close.

Joan Hansford retired as pack leader more than a year ago but had to take up the post again after the previous leader left.

She is now appealing for people who can take over.

Joan said: "It is such an important year as it's the centenary of Girlguiding UK and if the group closed down the girls would miss out on all the celebrations."

People will receive on-the-job-training and while they are gaining their leader badge, a mentor will be on hand to help them.

Beer Brownies currently meets for just over an hour on Monday nights but the day can be changed if volunteers are unavailable on this night.

For more information ring Joan on (01297) 21012.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald