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Girlguides of Southwell and Bingham recognised for oustanding commitment




The outstanding commitment and achievements of adult volunteers, including those in Southwell and Bingham were recognised at an afternoon tea party given by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire.

The event saw County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst present awards to more than 40 members and friends of Girlguiding.

Val Fisher, a leader of 4th Bingham Rainbows in the Notts Fosse Division, collected her 50-year long service award while her daughter, Kirsty Fisher, was given the county’s Oak Leaf Award.

Left to right: ACC Kayleigh Hunt with Pauline Chilton, Marian Hickman, Jasmine Hunt and Sarah Renshaw of Southwell Div, and County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. Tracey Whitefoot.
Left to right: ACC Kayleigh Hunt with Pauline Chilton, Marian Hickman, Jasmine Hunt and Sarah Renshaw of Southwell Div, and County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. Tracey Whitefoot.

“Kirsty has a special talent with welcoming and supporting young members to the unit, and her commitment to Girlguiding as a volunteer has never wavered,” read her citation.

From Southwell Division, Guide leaders Pauline Chilton, Marian Hickman and Jasmine Hunt were presented with Oak Leaf Awards.

Also collecting her Oak Leaf Award was Brownie leader Sarah Renshaw, of 2nd Calverton Brownies.

Left to right: ACC Kayleigh Hunt, with Val Fisher and Kirsty Fisher from Fosse Div, and County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. Tracey Whitefoot.
Left to right: ACC Kayleigh Hunt, with Val Fisher and Kirsty Fisher from Fosse Div, and County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. Tracey Whitefoot.

Long service awards representing a total of some 600 years of service, together with Oak Leaf Awards to 20 leaders, were presented.

“It is an immense privilege to publicly celebrate such exceptional commitment from our volunteers,’ said Jackie.

“Helping thousands of Nottinghamshire youngsters get the most out of life is rewarding in so many ways.

“Of course, Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s adult volunteers benefit enormously from the training, mentoring and experience we offer.”

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is recruiting additional adult volunteers to be able to open up more opportunities for friendship, fun and personal development to girls and young women across the county.

Anyone interested in finding out more can call 0115 987 7220 or visit www.girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk for more information.

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