Honiton youngsters receive their shields

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:50 24 February 2016

Amber Walker receives her shield.

Amber Walker receives her shield.


A pair of youngsters from Honiton’s rainbow and brownies groups have been presented with a special shield from the founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme.

Annia Bright receives her shield.Annia Bright receives her shield.

Carol Gilson presented Annia Bright (above left) with her shield for being ‘Rainbow of the Year’.

The group’s leader is Carla Stewart.

Youngster Amber Walker (above right) was also given a shield by Carol for being ‘Brownie of the Year’.

The group is led by Tina Sillitoe.

Carol said: “We are very proud to have the brownies and little rainbows in our church.

“I was very proud to be invited to the enrolment of new brownies taking their promises.”

Carol is the founder of Honiton-based Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme, which provides people with mobility issues a lifeline - in the form of a mobility aid.

To date, the scheme has donated more than 150 aids and shows no signs of slowing.

Carol is always looking for more aids which can be donated to a person in need - and some aids even get sent to people overseas.

Anyone who has a mobility aid that they do not use - or are happy to give away to the scheme - is asked to call Carol on 01404 43341.

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