These boots were made for walking

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A group of Girl Guides helped raise 250 euros for a Luxembourg cancer charity with a forest hike.

Altogether, 20 girls from the Luxembourg District of the British Girl Guides in Foreign Countries took part in the scenic stroll through the Grünewald forest near Niederanven during the summer.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from friends and family, last weekend they were able to present the cheque to Claudia Gaebel of the Fondation Luxembourgeoise Contre le Cancer.

“She was lovely and talked to the girls about the charity. It's definitely inspired them to do more,” explained Guide leader Kim Clarke.

The Guides regularly organise charity fundraising events and for the last two years have taken part in other teams for the Relais Pour la Vie in aid of cancer charities. Next year they hope to enter their own team in the 12-hour race in March.

The British Girl Guides was founded in Luxembourg more than 10 years ago. Today it has 30 members but is unable to take new members because of a shortage of leaders. Meetings take place every other Sunday at the temporary base in Niederanven. The group is also looking for a permanent meeting place.

If you are interested in volunteering as a helper or know of a place where the Guides could meet, please email

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