Southland Girls Brigade gets kitted out
1 February, 2019
About the organisation
Girls’ Brigade is an international, interdenominational organisation for girls and young women aged 5 to 18 years.
Its’ programme features a variety of fun activities designed to educate, inspire and develop its members, including crafts, outdoor and indoor games and activities, camps, and more.
The Southland Area Girls’ Brigade has two companies – 3rd Invercargill based at Knox Church, Georgetown, which has about 23 members and six leaders, and 15th Invercargill based at Windsor Community Church, Windsor, which has 35 members and seven leaders.
What the grant went towards
The ILT Foundation provided a grant to the Southland Area Girls’ Brigade towards purchasing new uniforms for its members.
What the grant means to the organisation/community group
“We are very grateful to get [the uniforms] because a lot of our South Invercargill families are solo parents and they have enough struggles without having to get uniforms,” 3rd Invercargill Girls’ Brigade leader Nardia Livingstone said. “So, it is a real blessing.”
“The uniforms are going to be a fabulous asset. We are hoping to do a promotional drive next year, so this will enable all the new girls to have a uniform,” 15th Invercargill Girls’ Brigade captain Cindy Hayes said.
ILT Foundation trustee Sean Bellew presents a cheque to 3rd Invercargill Girls’ Brigade members Shiloh Waddell (7), Makensie Waddell (15), commissioned leader Monica McAllister (front) commissioned leader Janine Mackway-Jones and Eva (20).
Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck