The girls from 1st Kurrajong Junior Guides have donated a cheque for $181 to the residents at Kurrajong Nursing Home.
The Junior Guides raised the money through their annual Trash and Treasure night when the girls brought items from home and sold them to other guides in the unit.
Girl Guide leader Justine Graham said the guides had been supporting Kurrajong Nursing Home for twenty years, and items sold on the night included books, clothes, shoes, toys, CDs, DVDs and jewellery.
“It is held towards the end of the year so the Junior Guides can buy Christmas presents for their family members. This way we raise more money for our friends at the Nursing Home,” Ms Graham said.
“We visit the residents at the Nursing Home at least once a term as part of our community service. It is beautiful to see the inter-generational communication and bond. Both the residents and girls benefit from this time together.”
Sandy Barratt, activity coordinator at the nursing home, said the residents enjoy the visits from the Brownies and Girl Guides.
“Kurrajong Nursing Home really appreciate them taking the time to visit and it brings a great community spirit and worth to our residents. We really appreciate the donation which will provide the residents with an entertainer,” Ms Barratt said.
“The girls work tirelessly in raising the funds. It is also good for the girls to come to the nursing home to have an understanding of our elderly residents and their living environment.”
Girl Guides has been in Kurrajong for 45 years and aims to teach the guides to be self-respecting, community-minded and confident young girls. The program focuses on fun, friendship and adventure.