“To serve our Queen and my community” – well 8th Tonbridge Brownies have certainly done that this weekend.
Last Sunday we hosted a Community Christmas Dinner for The Trench Partnership.
The Trench Partnership is made up of multi-agencies including Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Tonbridge Baptist Church, Tonbridge Federation (Hugh Christie Technology College and Longmead Community Primary School), Kent Police, Community Projects – Trench and Circle Housing Russet.
They promote well being in the community and inter-generational activities for elderly and vulnerable residents within the Trench Ward of Tonbridge.
The event was also attended by our Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pam Bates.
Our Brownies arrived early to help set up the hall, lay the tables and decorate the Christmas tree. Once our guests had arrived they helped to serve tomato soup with crusty bread, pate with crusty bread or prawn cocktail. Everyone had a yummy Christmas dinner consisting of turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Pudding was a choice of Christmas pudding with cream or custard, black forest gateau or lemon cheesecake.
We then enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas carols and songs by entertainer Tom Carradine and followed this with mince pies, after eight chocolates and teas/coffees.
Our raffle raised £121 and was made possible by a wonderful lot of raffle donations from our parents. We managed to put together three wonderful hampers – ‘Christmas Dinner’, ‘Sweet Delights’ and ‘Nibbles ‘n’ Pickles’.
We are also extremely grateful to have received donations of mince pies, after eights and Christmas crackers from Tesco (Tunbridge Wells) and Waitrose (Tonbridge).
Every guest was given a large marshmallow snowman to take home with them.
Once the guests had left our wonderful Brownies then helped to clear everything away and tidy the hall before playing a few games to finish off an amazing afternoon.
Louise and Vicki
Leaders, 8th Tonbridge Brownies