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Monday, October 22, 2012
As part of their Girlguiding Promise, 1st Old Catton Rainbows have to be kind and helpful, and so they decided to help the military personnel in Afghanistan by sending them parcels filled with treats.
Tracey Miller, unit leader of 1st Old Catton Rainbows asked her dad, Robert Clements, wings appeal officer of Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), Norwich for his help, and he suggested that with the close links with RAF Marham, Sgt Tom Sawyer and Cpl Kerry Sawyer, both RAFA Liaison Officers, could help the group make a list for the goodie bags.
During a meeting with the Guides, Sgt Tom Sawyer explained his role in the RAF and his recent deployment to Afghanistan.
He described the difference their parcels would make to the welfare and morale of those RAF personnel that would receive them.
He also explained to the Rainbows that the RAF along with the other services would help young children like them over in Afghanistan and enable them to have a better standard of living and education, something we often take for granted.
Sgt Sawyer also explained how they helped to build wells, so the children and their families could have fresh water.