Poole Lifeboat Station welcomed a special visitor

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Pennies for wellies

Izzy raising money for Poole Lifeboat

RNLI/Anne-Marie Clark

Pennies for wellies

When you join the Brownies you make a promise
The Brownie Promise
"I promise that I will do my best, to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, to serve the Queen and my community, to help other people and to keep the Brownie Guide Law.
Well, one super Brownie Izzy Ceconi certainly served her community.

Izzy is 9yrs old and a 'sixer’ of the Imp Six from the 3rd Hamworthy Brownies, her ‘community’ warmly welcomed her to Poole Lifeboat Station on Saturday (February 9).

Izzy has been working very hard at gaining her badges,her sash is brimming with badges of all shapes and sizes, she is particularly proud of her skill builder badges, these are the hexagon shaped ones.
The new skills builder badges are designed to help girls develop skills as they grow older, from Rainbows, through Brownies and Guides, to Rangers, along side these badges you can complete interest badges and Izzy has been working towards her ‘Charity badge’.

Izzy chose to support Poole Lifeboat; as she has had a connection with the station all of her life as her dad Neil, has been a volunteer crew here at Poole and lately also a Helm at Chiswick lifeboat station on the Thames.
Izzy designed a campaign, ‘Pennies for wellies’ and baked some yummy shortbread biscuits, iced and decorated with yellow RNLI wellies. Izzy’s mum then took the biscuits and poster to work and asked people to purchase them with a donation, resulting in an amazing number of pennies - £18.44

Izzy visited the station to hand her pennies and a special handmade card to volunteer Helm Jonathan Clark and volunteer crewman Stirling Taylor.

Jonathan said:
“Fantastic effort Izzy, thank you from all of us at the station, the biscuits looked delicious, you obviously worked very hard and deserve your charity badge and we look forward to seeing it on your sash, well done’.
Izzy baked yummy welly biscuits

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Welly biscuits
Izzy presenting her pennies to Helm Jonathan

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Pennies for Wellies being handed to Helm
Izzy with Helm Jonathan and Crew Stirling

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Izzy presents her card to Poole Lifeboat crew
Izzy earnt her charity brownie badge

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Yes Izzy got her charity badge
Izzy's poster designed to raise the pennies

RNLI/Anne-Marie Clark

Pennies for wellies

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