Girlguiding Croydon clear up
Girlguiding Croydon joined Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA)
and members of other local youth organisations yesterday to help
repair damage caused by the recent riots.
Guides and Senior Section girls painted the hoardings around the
Old Croydon General Hospital site and engaged with the public to
find out if they took part in volunteering.
Meg Passey, a local Brownie Leader, said, ‘It was great to see
all the young people working together and giving something back to
They were also joined by HRH Prince Charles and The Duchess of
Cornwall who spoke to some of the young people and admired how they
had come together to demonstrate the advantages of belonging to a
The girls requested positive comments about Croydon and
volunteering to be written on a ‘We Love Croydon’ mural and message
Cloud, aged 14, said, ‘I am glad I helped, if it was me who had
been affected I would want people to help me. It’s nice for those
people to know others think and care about them. Charles and
Camilla attending was the icing on the cake.'
Over 100 young people and around 20 adult volunteers came forward
from a range of organisations to help with the