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Rainbows at the ready


The first members and leaders of a new Rainbows unit, for girls aged five to seven, have made their promise and been enrolled.

The two leaders of 2nd Newark Rainbows, pictured (front, left) are Mrs Diane Clay and Miss Hannah Berryman.

The members include Mrs Clay’s daughters, Alice (5) who is third from left, and Georgina (9) a member of 3rd Newark Brownies, who is a Brownie helper (centre).

Also pictured are, left to right, Alice Dorrell (5) Georgia Buckley (5) Amy-Jayne Ball (6) Bethany Bullimore (6) Millie Thomas (5) Libby Scott (5) Grace Rudd-Hearn (6) and Olivia Snaith (5).

The tenth member, Emily O’Brian (5) was ill, and so will make her promise at a later date.

The group was set up because of a shortage of units and will also receive help from Mrs Dorcas Rigley.

Mrs Rigley said that posters had been put up to advertise the opening.

Five girls came on the first night and the number soon doubled.

They now have a waiting list of girls not yet old enough to join, but there are a few spaces for five to seven-year-olds.

The girls made their promise with division commissioner Mrs Sheila Bache in front of parents and guests in Charles Street Methodist Church Hall.

The unit meets at the hall on Wednesdays.

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