Members of the 28th Harrogate Guides presented a cheque for £170 to Yorkshire Cancer Research after holding an ‘Enterprise Evening’.
The Guides were split into groups and each group was given £5 to buy raw materials or ingredients to make products they could sell. The Guides then sold their creations to parents and the public.
The money raised was donated to Harrogate-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research, which funds research and community health projects across the region.
Andy Wilson, Research Engagement Manager at the charity, attended a meeting to collect the cheque and talk about the importance of staying safe in the sun this summer. The session involved making model ‘suns’ in petri dishes using Air Dough and UV beads.
Andy said: “The enterprise project proved that with a few pounds and a bit of creativity, a fantastic amount of money can be raised for charity. It was great to see the Guides come up with so many brilliant ideas.
“It was also a pleasure to work with the Guides as part of our Sun Awareness campaign, raising awareness about simple steps such as wearing high factor sunscreen and staying in the shade when the sun is at its strongest.”
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