In­spi­ra­tional Ju­lia is named a Guid­ing Idol

Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT -

A GIRL­GUIDE leader has been recog­nised as a Guid­ing Idol.

Ju­lia McCoy, from Elm Drive, Hurds­field, was one of 10 Cheshire women se­lected for the hon­our.

The 56-year-old, who is a Rain­bows leader in Sut­ton, was pre­sented with a ‘Thanks’ badge at a cel­e­bra­tion af­ter­noon at the Girl­guid­ing North West re­gional head­quar­ters in Pre­ston on June 7.

The Guid­ing Idols were set up last year to recog­nise in­spi­ra­tional vol­un­teers and a youth panel of girls aged be­tween seven and 14 then se­lected the 83 win­ners.

Ju­lia, who has been a Girl­guid­ing vol­un­teer for 38 years, said she was sur­prised by the nom­i­na­tion. She added: “I felt very happy and a lit­tle hum­bled to be nom­i­nated. I love what I do, es­pe­cially work­ing with Rain­bows.

“My vol­un­teer work has led to life­long friend­ships and it was great to share ex­pe­ri­ences with oth­ers at the Guid­ing Idols cel­e­bra­tion.”

Julie Bell, re­gional chief com­mis­sioner, said the re­sponse to the cam­paign was fan­tas­tic.

She added: “We wanted to thank our vol­un­teers for all the hard work and ef­fort they put into Girl­guid­ing.”

●● Ju­lia McCoy

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