Poppy The Brownie Troll and Guynor Win Guy Fawkes Competition

Poppy the Brownie Troll and Guynor won this year’s Henley Herald Guy Fawkes competition which was judged by Ali Simmonds from Tesco, Henley who were sponsoring the competition.

Ali said, “It was a really difficult decision as the standard was really high and everybody had put in lots of effort.”

Poppy was made by 1st Henley Brownies and Guynor was made by the volunteers in the Helen and Douglas Shop.  Guynor was named after Gaynor Peel who helped make the guy.  Poppy was displayed in the Bell Book shop.

Runner-up in the children’s competition was ‘Steve’ made by the children at Badgemore School who were delighted with their prize of a tin of chocolates.  He was displayed in Liz Felix’s hat shop on Reading Road.

Other entrants included Tom from Sacred Heart School, Michael Palin from the Henley Youth Festival, Simon Cowell from Rupert House School, Jolene from Sue Ryder and Bob made by children from the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children.

The Brownies were given a £20 gift card and chocolates and Helen and Douglas won a bottle of wine.

Jean from Helen & Douglas said after finding out they had won, “It’s fantastic news and a lovely surprise.  We love to get involved in community initiatives as we’re a local charity.”

Michaela Clarke, leader of 1st Henley Brownies said, “We were runner-up last year and the Brownies were delighted that they won this year.  They had great fun getting messy with making the paper mache head and stuffing newspaper into the Brownie uniform.”