Petworth girlguides need volunteers

THE Petworth division of the girl guides desperately needs volunteers.

Guides are asking residents to give up some time to acquire new skills while helping girls and young women enjoy a range of exciting activities.

The Petworth division covers a wide area, running along the north side of the South Downs from Harting across to Storrington and north as far as Billingshurst.

There are a number of opportunities as leaders working directly with groups or as district commissioners, treasurers, occasional helpers, minute secretaries or trainers.

Recently girls and leaders in the area have taken part in the Big Brownie Birthday celebrations, guide camps and holidays, a canal trip, and an international trip to Serbia.

Girlguiding has an ongoing campaign to seek out more adult members and there are flexible volunteering opportunities. For details visit or contact Ann Ball on 01730 812271.