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Donations and Legacies

Donations and Legacies BrochureGirlguiding South West England is a charitable organisation which provides opportunities for over 80,000 Members to enjoy the unique experience that Guiding offers throughout South West England and the Channel Islands. People sometimes forget we are a charity and that we rely on the generosity of our Members and supporters to allow us to provide these opportunities.

There are many ways in which you could help support us financially. For more information, please contact the Region Office on 01722 329306 or click here for a brochure.





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Sponsorship and Partners

Girlguiding in South West England can provide excellent opportunities for companies and organisations to support girls and young women in the 21st Century. We look for partnerships that will enhance the experience of our Members though innovative programmes, exciting events and exceptional resources. By working in partnership with us, your company will gain access to our audience, which includes both girl members and adult volunteers and by partnering a leading national youth organisation you could improve brand recognition. We aim to satisfy the objectives of both partners and look to build on-going relationships with the companies and organisations we work with.

For more information on working with Girlguiding South West England, please contact Jenni Freeth - .


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easyfundraising - Raise Money For Your Unit Every Time You Shop Online!

5th Withycombe Raleigh (Methodist) Brownie Uniteasyfundraising have launched their new Girls Just Wanna Have Funds 2017 initiative which will continue to provide all the advice and resources you need to engage parents, carers and Unit supporters in fundraising for the future success of your Unit. Over 4,000 Units have already signed up and have raised over £500,000 - simply by encouraging their supporters to make their purchases online via the easyfundraising website - at no extra cost to themselves. With the busiest shopping period of the year upon us, there is no better time to start using easyfundraising and raising money for your Unit every time you shop.

Congratulations to 5th Withycombe Raleigh (Methodist) Brownie Unit in Devon who won our last easyfundraising competition and now have £100.00 to spend at Argos! On hearing the news, Unit Leader, Elaine Tant, said:

'Wow, that's brilliant! We are delighted and amazed to have won - we'll spend it on something special to enhance the girls' experience at Brownies.

'I think easyfundaising is brilliant. It is an easy way to raise extra funds for your Unit and I would definitely recommend it!'

easyfundraising competition November 2017easyfundraising's latest competition was launched on 1st November and will run until 15th December 2017. This time you could win camping equipment from Argos valued at £200.00! All you have to do is register with easyfundraising and then encourage your supporters to do their Christmas shopping via easyfundraising. Every purchase made will raise a donation for your Unit and the Unit in the Region which raises the most money by the close of the competition will be enjoying that camping equipment next summer!

Click here for full details of the competition.

Click here to download the latest promotional information sheet from easyfundraising.

Click here to register today!

Click here to download a simple two-page guide which will help you get off to a great start with your fundraising.

Your Unit will receive a payment from easyfundraising four times per year for the amount you have raised in the intervening period. Please click here to find out how to use administrator rights so that you can receive the payment by BACS.

If you are still unsure how to sign up and create an account with easyfundraising, send an e-mail to including your name and the e-mail address you want to use for the account, and we can activate it on your behalf. You will then receive an e-mail from easyfundraising confirming your registration and explaining how to use easyfundraising, including a link to a YouTube video and information on how to download the easyfundraising app.

easyfundraising holiday bannerObviously the more people who choose to support your Unit when shopping with easyfundraising, the more funds you will raise! Remind your supporters to book travel and accommodation for holidays and business trips, both in the UK and internationally, via easyfundraising. There are over 50 airlines waiting to make donations to your Unit, including Flybe, Monarch, British Airways and; and using, laterooms,, lastminute and over 100 other accommodation providers can also boost your funds.

Make use of the promotional material below and encourage all your Members, their parents, friends and family to shop online via easyfundraising in support of your Unit. The posters and flyers can be personalised before printing:

Click here to download the Region's leaflet which you can hand to parents and carers.
(Please note that the leaflet contains a Website address for registering with easyfundraising. This is no longer active and the new address is .)

Click here to download an A4 Poster.

Click here to download an A5 Flyer.

Click here to download wording you can use on social media to encourage your followers to support your Unit.

Still have questions? Click here to view those most frequently asked, together with the answers, or call Julie Brown at the Region Office on 01722 343180 or e-mail .

If you would like to add a testimonial to our easyfundraising mini-website, please e-mail for details.

The image below contains a link to the Region's platform on the easyfundraising website. You can copy this image into the signature box on your e-mails so everytime you send an e-mail, you send a link to the easyfundraising site too! Brilliant!


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News From Cotswold Outdoor

CotswoldsIf you have never stepped into one of the Cotswold Outdoor stores, you are missing a treat! They stock a great range of walking, climbing and camping equipment, clothing and footwear and their friendly staff are available to offer free and impartial advice on gearing up for the great outdoors. Not only will they fit and adjust your rucksack for you to ensure it sits comfortably and the weight is dispersed evenly, but their trained staff can also provide a full boot fitting service where your feet will be properly measured (remember those days as a child in Clarks?), select the best boot for your needs and make adjustments so you have maximum comfort and support. Cotswold's staff will also explain how to look after your kit properly to make sure it continues to give the service you expect for many years. As a result of Girlguiding's partnership with the retailer, Members receive a discount at any Cotswold Outdoor store, online or over the 'phone (20% for adult Members for personal use, 15% for young Members and bulk purchases by Leaders for their girls - you will need your Girlguiding Membership card). Cotswold Outdoor also offer their stores for meetings or training events and will attend and promote Guiding recruitment events. They are very happy to visit Unit meetings, free of charge, to give kit talks or camping demonstrations and to give advice on the benefits of layering and how different fabrics work - a brilliant idea before your next camp or walking training. The Cotswold Outdoor store in Bath also hosts a Nomad health centre where specialist nurses and trained staff are on hand to provide you with up to the minute advice on travel health issues and might be able to offer training sessions for international trips.

Click here to find your nearest Cotswold Outdoor store and ask what they can do for you!

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Every Little Helps!

Tesco logoGirlguiding's partnership with Tesco also offers benefits to Unit Leaders. For example, the Salisbury store has a "Community Space" which is available for groups and organisations to hire free of charge. The room is fully furnished and Tesco provide free tea and coffee making facilities. You may find that your local Tesco can offer something similar which could be useful if your usual meeting place becomes unavailable for some reason.

Tesco's Bags of Help grant scheme is using the money raised from the 5p bag levy to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor space, but applications will be accepted for training, the physical improvement of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities, as well as setting up or supporting a gardening or nature based project. Each month three local community projects will be voted on in each of the 200 Tesco regions. The project which receives the most votes in stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000, the second up to £2,000 and the third will receive up to £1,000 in funding.

Click here for more information.

And remember to make use of the Tesco Eat Happy Project which helps Rainbows and Brownies learn about healthy eating and where their food comes from. Why not pop along to your local Tesco store and find out more?


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Fundraising & Partnerships

- Cotswold Outdoor
- Donations and Legacies
- easyfundraising
- Sponsorship and Partners
- Tesco

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Girlguiding South West England is an operating name of The Guide Association South West England. Registered Charity No. 305951