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Loose change is to help Emma go on her jail break
GENEROUS youngsters splashed the cash as they donated their loose change to create a striking image of the iconic Malvern Hills.
Girls aged five to seven from 1st Malvern Link Rainbows helped raise money to send their young leader, 15-year-old Emma Witherford, on a Girl Guiding adventure later this year.
Emma, a Ranger with 5th Malvern Link Guides, ran an activity session where the youngsters made decorated jam jars.
They then took these home and filled them with loose change donated by family and friends.
The full jars were then brought back to a Rainbows meeting and used to make a picture of the hills – with silver coins used to give them a seasonal sprinkling of snow on top.
The money raised will go towards Emma’s fund-raising for a Jail Break Challenge this summer, where she and seven fellow Guides will be visiting eight different European countries, visiting as many landmarks and travelling by as many different modes of transport as possible.
Emma, who is also planning a raffle, a bag-packing event and a sponsored eskimo roll in her beloved kayak, said the coin fund-raiser was a big success.
“They thoroughly enjoyed the session and became very interested in looking at the dates and various designs on the different coins as well as naming the major points along the hills,”