Girl Guides in Newtown have been enjoying snacks outside thanks to a new picnic bench donated by local freemasons.

Cedewain Lodge of Freemasons 1594 members Colin and Christine Evans arranged a donation of an eight-seater picnic bench for the Girlguiding units who meet at Treowen Community Hall.

Cheryl Jarman, leader, said: “We are really thankful to the Freemasons members for funding this bench and to Colin for putting it together.

“The girls love it and enjoy having snacks outside sitting on it, these types of funding help us to provide a range of activities at the hall and it will benefit other service users.

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Newtown Girl Guides love spending time outside with their new picnic bench donated by the Cedewain Lodge of Freemasons 1594.


“We have been fortunate that organisations like the Freemasons are able to help and support the girls in our community who really do benefit from the kindness and goodwill.

“Girlguiding is an excellent organisation and if anyone would like to volunteer, please go online and express an interest or if your daughter would like to join the different sections.”

Girlguiding Cymru is the leading charity for girls and young women in Wales, with nearly 11,000 young members.