Climbing and caving just part of Girlguiding display at county’s big weekend

The UK’s biggest charity for girls will host the biggest display they’ve ever had at the Staffordshire County Show this month.

Girlguiding Staffordshire will be hosting a climbing wall, caving activity trailer and craft tent at the Showground in Weston Road on May 30 and 31.

Having impressed organisers with their activities during their 100th birthday celebrations last year, they will return to give families attending the half term show the chance to find out more about the organisation, which includes girls from aged five upwards as part of the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides as well as a Senior Section.

Claire Keen from Girlguiding Staffordshire said:

“It is the biggest display we’ve ever had at the County Show and we’re hoping to make a big impact and attract more volunteers to Girlguiding Staffordshire.

“We held our centenary celebration event at the Showground last July for our 9,000 members with a whole host of activities, which included a climbing wall and caving.

“The showground team was so impressed with our event, they asked us if we’d exhibit at the County Show.

“We’re very excited to have such a massive exhibit this year and are really looking forward to the event.”

Alongside the Girlguiding Staffordshire display visitors will get the chance to have a go at woodland crafts, pet animals, see a dog display and a display of JCB Dancing Diggers – as well and much more.

Last year 65,000 people attended the event and this year it is shaping up to be bigger and better.

Holly Hobson, Show Secretary, said:

“Girlguiding is such a brilliant organisation which has changed the lives of generations of girls and women.

“We’re delighted to have them at the Show this year and hope lots of our visitors will take the chance to find out more about them and take part in the great activities they have on offer.

“With less than a month to go, we’ve got more tickets than ever being sold in advance and we know there’s a great day in store for the thousands of people coming through the gates over the weekend.”

The show organisers ensure they stick to their agricultural roots and visitors will also be able to see agricultural competitions, browse produce and trade stands and watch cookery demonstrations by top chefs.

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