What fabulous fun – 20 lucky girls from Sir William Stanier School met 20 lucky Big Sisters. There were luxury goody bags, balloons, slides and music at the the launch of the first Big Sister mentoring programme.
Parents, teachers, supporters (Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Constabulary, Wulvern, MMU), The Mayor of Crewe and the Girls Out Loud team all met up to celebrate. There were inspirational speeches and Jane thanked the Big Sisters for stepping up and wished the girls good luck on their exciting 12 months ahead.
Hurrah – and well done everyone for making this happen. And – be excited – there are many more programmes in the pipeline!.
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