SMILE CAMPAIGN: Hi-viz vests make Brownies smile

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Brownies and Rainbows in Cowbit will be seen wherever they go after being handed £60 to buy high visibility jackets.

The cash has been given to the group after an application was made by unit leader Carol Pearce to the Smile Fund.

It is one of the latest hand-outs awarded by Spalding and District Round Table as part of its £10,000 Smile community pot.

In her application Mrs Pearce said: “We would like to buy the hi-viz vests for when we go out on trips, the park and for the litter pick on the Coronation Channel in February.”

Hundreds of applications have flooded in to the Spalding Guardian’s offices since we launched the Smile Fund campaign last year.

Just about anyone can apply for the money for almost any reason.

Individuals may need a helping hand to redecorate a room or buy equipment which would make their lives easier or sports teams could apply to buy new kit or training gear.

A number of schools have already put in applications for sums of money for outings or school projects.

Other successful applications so far include Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bike Service and The Rightside Trust charity.

Applications for up to £500 will be considered by a panel of Spalding and District Round Table members. Applicants will be notified whether or not there bid has been successful by the Round Table.

To apply, send a letter including your name, address, beneficiary of the cash, amount requested and the reason for the request to Spalding Guardian Smile Fund, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.