THE 1st Burley Brownies, with the help of sponsors and friends, have purchased 10 hand sewing machine for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe.

These sewing machines will enable the school to deliver the new home economics curriculum and teach the children a valuable life skill improving their job prospects once they leave school.

The Brownies held a fundraising bake off and friends sponsored a machine with £840 being raised in total. The machines arrived at the school just before Christmas to scenes of great excitement.