Connecting Cheshire – Brownies

First ‘Connecting Chelford’ outing – tea and singing with Chelford Brownies

Visitors from Connecting Chelford were entertained with tea, home-made cakes and singing by Chelford Brownies on 25 September 2018.

Six Brownies took the opportunity to gain their Hostess Badge during the evening, and all the girls persuaded their visitors to join in a sing-song with actions.

This was a first outing for Connecting Chelford participants and their supporters, who volunteer their time to help local residents in need of social company or help with practical tasks. The scheme, supported by Chelford Surgery and St John’s Church, is aimed at creating a robust and resilient community in Chelford to tackle loneliness.

Barbara Wilson, Connecting Chelford Coordinator said: “We were all extremely proud of Chelford Brownies this week, making us most welcome, serving delicious home-made cakes and cups of tea for their hostess badges. Such events bring significant benefits across the generations.”

Brown Owl Alison Richardson said: “I was really proud of all the Brownies and their enthusiasm for hosting a visit by Connecting Chelford.

Part of the Brownie Promise talks about supporting their local community, so this was an ideal opportunity to invite some elderly Chelford residents and their supporters in for tea and singing. The young girls mingled with the visitors and enjoyed chatting about their Brownie activities. The Hostess Badge girls, and some of the other Brownies, baked cakes and biscuits to share with their guests, and we hope to see them all again on a future occasion.”

If anyone would like more information on the support that Connecting Chelford offers, or you would like to offer your services as a volunteer, please email