Brownies celebrated after having raised £300 for homeless charities by braving a night on a church floor.

More than 70 Radlett Brownies danced the evening away at St John’s Church in Gills Hill Lane last night at a disco to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the movement.

The Brownies were joined by representatives from homeless charity Watford New Hope Trust, who were presented with half the money the Brownies had raised during their fundraising sleepover at Christ Church in Radlett earlier this month.

The charity workers talked to the Brownies about homelessness and explained their work in helping people get off the streets and into employment or training.

Brown Owl Karen Clout said the charity had been "thrilled" by the money the girls had raised.

She added: "Many of the Brownies had never thought about homelessness before, or thought people on the streets were there because of choice. The talk has made them more aware of the plight of those forced out of their homes.

"The sleepover at the beginning of the month was brilliant as well. I am very proud of the girls."

The other £150 will be given to the Open Door charity, which supports the homeless in St Albans.