Guide leader ‘idols’ are hon­oured for ded­i­ca­tion

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

TWO vol­un­teers have been named ‘guid­ing idols’ in recog­ni­tion of their ded­i­ca­tion to the world of girl­guid­ing.

Linda Pear­son, who leads 7th Mac­cles­field Guide Unit, and Ju­lia Hall, who leads St John’s Guide Unit, have been named among 75 ‘Guid­ing Idols’ in Girl­guid­ing North West Eng­land – a cam­paign led by the re­gional char­ity to recog­nise its vol­un­teers for their ef­forts.

They were se­lected by a panel of judges af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated by mem­bers of the guid­ing com­mu­nity.

Each idol was in­vited to at­tend a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion af­ter­noon at Girl­guid­ing North West Eng­land’s re­gional head­quar­ters in Pre­ston, where they re­ceived a Re­gion Thanks badge from the re­gional chief com­mis­sioner, Julie Bell.

A plaque was also un­veiled in the re­gion head­quar­ters’ gar­den nam­ing all 75 Guid­ing Idols to mark their achieve­ment.

Julie Bell said: “Once again, we’ve had a fan­tas­tic re­sponse to the Guid­ing Idols cam­paign and we’re look­ing for­ward to do­ing it all over again next year.

“We wanted to thank our vol­un­teers for all the hard work and ef­fort they put into Girl­guid­ing and with the sup­port of our young mem­bers, we’ve been able to celebrate our amaz­ing vol­un­teers in a re­ally mem­o­rable way.”

If you have a cou­ple of hours to give or want to vol­un­teer on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, ex­plore Girl­guid­ing’s flex­i­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties at www.girl­guid­ing.org. uk/in­ter­ested.

Main pic: Jen­nifer Lyons

Linda Pear­son, cen­tre, with Crewe vol­un­teers Becki Moore and Joan Walton. In­set: Fel­low ‘Guid­ing Idols’ win­ner Ju­lia Hall

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