Hundreds of Girlguiding members across our Branches in the Caribbean have been affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma. Our fundraising efforts here in Bath could help rebuild their units and ensure girls continue to benefit from guiding.
Four of Girlguiding’s five branches in the Caribbean have been hit by Hurricane Irma, three of them directly. The levels of damage and the loss of life across the islands are unprecedented.
Many members and units of Girlguiding in Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands will have had their lives turned upside down, in some cases losing everything. As the islands start to recover and the humanitarian relief effort is carried out over the coming weeks and months, islanders will want to start resuming their normal lives – and this includes returning to guiding.
By donating, you’ll be helping affected members take part fully in their unit activities once again – replacing guiding resources, uniforms, publications and equipment.
Any excess funds raised will be placed in the restricted Island Cafe Fund, which will be used to provide opportunities for girls and young women in the Branches and to develop and modernise the Branch Associations for the future.
If you or the girls in your unit would like to raise money to help members in the Caribbean, click the link below to find out how to donate: