Guide leader ‘idols’ are honoured for dedication
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.
Linda Pearson, centre, with Crewe volunteers Becki Moore and Joan Walton. Inset: Fellow ‘Guiding Idols’ winner Julia Hall