A Brownie pack in Coates in Cambridgeshire has bought a new flag for parades and events thanks to Forterra’s support.
1st Coates Brownies have been without a standard for several months and were anxious they would not have one in time for the Remembrance Day Centenary this autumn.
Fortunately, an adult volunteer for the troop, Diane Munday (known to the Brownies as ‘Bambi’), who works at our brickworks in Whittlesey, asked if we could make a donation towards the pack’s new flag.
We provided £500 to cover the flag, the holster, pole and carry case and it is now being used by the Brownies at events and prize-givings, and was taken on the pack’s end of term Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Thursday 19th July. There were also some funds left over which will go towards buying equipment and resources for the new term.
First Coates Brownie Troop Leader Lisa Coleman, known to the Brownies as ‘Robin’, said, “This was extremely generous of Forterra, and the girls and I are all very grateful for the donation. We will be taking the new flag with us whenever we parade and will also use it during the induction of all new Brownies to our pack.”
Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said, “When we heard about the Coates Brownie’s plight, we wanted to step in and provide assistance. Communities local to our facilities are very important to us and as a responsible company we try to help out if we can.”