FLEET Friends of Guiding challenged the Brownies and Guides of Fleet East and West Districts of the Girlguiding UK Fleet Division to carry out a sponsored activity.

The choice of activity was left to the girls and 27 different activities were sponsored from "not eating chocolate" to "walking around Fleet Pond".

The most popular activity chosen was a sponsored bicycle ride, which seven girls decided to do.

In total, £900 was raised which the Friends of Guiding will donate to various projects in the Brownie and Guide Units in the Fleet Districts.

The 1st Fleet Brownie Pack was the unit that raised the highest single amount of sponsorship money at £282.

Within that pack, Sara Williams raised the highest single amount of all the girls who participated. From her sponsored bicycle ride, Sara raised £147.

The Guide who raised the highest amount from a single activity was Meghan Jobson, with £45 from her sponsored walk.

In recognition of their achievement, 1st Fleet Brownies were presented with a commemorative plaque by Judith Buchanan, Fleet West District Commissioner, at their pack meeting.

Sara and Meghan received book tokens. Judith thanked all those present who had participated for their contribution to the event, and especially 1st Fleet Brownies in raising the single largest amount from a unit.

Liz Taylor, Chairman of Fleet Friends of Guiding, said: "We were so impressed with the imagination shown by all the girls in the sheer variety of activities they undertook. As well as raising sponsorship, many of the activities were also fun and some very helpful such as tidying bedrooms, cooking a meal or washing up."