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Christmas cheer

03 January 2014

THERE was nothing like a pack of Brownies to bring some Christmas cheer to the elderly residents of Swanbank Sheltered Housing in Fulham, west London. The Curate at All Saints', Fulham, the Revd Penny Seabrook, together with her fellow leaders, brought the pack and other member of the congregation to sing carols with the residents.

The Brownies introduced themselves by singing the Brownie song, which brought back happy memories of far-off days to the former Brownies present, and they went on to sing carols, with the residents joining in. Refreshments followed, and then the young mingled with the old, stories were swapped, and Brownie badges admired.

A Brownie leader, Claire Shirley, says that the evening ended with a hearty rendition of "We wish you a merry Christmas," and the elderly residents presented the Brownies with a tin of sweets. "The Brownies felt appreciated," she said, "and the residents clearly enjoyed the visit."

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