Banbury Brownies to help in record attempt for Children in Need

1st Grimsbury Brownies are taking part in a world record attempt to help Children in Need. They have created a patch which will go on a large superhero cap measuring 44 metres. NNL-150511-103218001
1st Grimsbury Brownies are taking part in a world record attempt to help Children in Need. They have created a patch which will go on a large superhero cap measuring 44 metres. NNL-150511-103218001

A Brownie group from Banbury is taking part in a fun-filled world record attempt with children’s television show Blue Peter to create the world’s longest superhero cape.

The 1st Grimsbury Brownies is one of 100 Girlguiding groups across the UK taking part in this unique and exciting challenge – which will celebrate the positive difference they make in their community.

The girls have been busy putting the finishing touches to a colourful ‘spot’ which will adorn the enormous cape – predicted to measure a record-breaking 44 metres long.

The finished cape, decorated with 100 spots created by Girlguiding groups across the UK, will be unveiled live on Blue Peter on Thursday, November 12 to mark Children in Need.

Girls from 1st Grimsbury Brownies decided to decorate their spot with example of the inspiring community work they have led, including holding a sponsored silence and raising more than £400 for a local charity that provides assistance dogs to those in need.

Megan Debus, nine, who is a member of 1st Grimsbury Brownies, said: “We feel really excited, we’ve not done something like this before and we can’t wait to start designing!”

Katie Greatbatch, the group’s leader, added: “The girls enjoyed the challenge of taking part in a sponsored silence, and the most rewarding part was getting a visit from one of the charity service users and their dog. Next, we are planning a trip to a local nursing home.”

The Blue Peter superhero challenges comes just ahead of the second anniversary of #iwill – a national campaign which Girlguiding is part of - that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020.

Girlguiding is the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women with over half a million members.

For more information visit www.girlguiding.org.uk