A GROUP of Guides heading for the Alps are sure to make an impression thanks to a local company.
With hundreds of girls expected to descend on the Swiss village of Abelboden, finding your colleagues in busy venues could prove tricky.
But the 21 Guides from Wrexham are sure to stand out as they have been provided with dazzling yellow polo-shirts by Smartcare, part of the Pendine Park Teaching Care Centre.
The girls will spend 10 days at Our Chalet, the name given to the World Centre for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, where they will take part in a range of activities including dry tobogganing, hiking and putting on a show.
Each girl has to raise about £350 for the trip but they have also raised funds towards the cost of the activities and other pieces of uniform by helping shoppers bag their goods in supermarkets and holding tombola sessions.
Among those accompanying the girls, who come from Wrexham, Hanmer, Johnstown and Marford, will be Tracey Evans, who works as a training manager with Smartcare, and it was she who approached the owner of Pendine Park, Mario Kreft, for sponsorship.
She said: “He has always been very supportive of young people’s activities and puts a lot back into the community.
“We decided on the bright yellow shirts because they will enable our girls to stand out in a crowd.”
The last time any of the girls visited Our Chalet was in 2005 and, though the trip was a great success, the red shirts they wore meant they merged with Guides from many other countries.
Mr Kreft added: “We were delighted to be able to support the group and I’m sure the Guides will be great ambassadors for the Wrexham area.”