A Big Thank You to Our Girlguiding Superstars!

Hey everyone,

We recently had a very special afternoon that was all about saying a massive “thank you” to our amazing volunteers on our County Team within Girlguiding Lancashire South East. This was held to coincide with the one-year anniversary of our new County Commissioner Team! It was Nicola, Catherine & Emma’s way of showing appreciation back to all those volunteers who give so much of their time, energy, and heart to make everything we do possible.

Celebrating Milestones and Achievements

First off, we’ve got to give a shout-out to our long-service award winners. Can you believe Linda Briggs has been with us for 50 incredible years? And we’ve got Chris Joyce, Pat Caldwell, Val Roscoe, and Teresa Stott hitting the 40-year mark – wow! Not to forget Hayley Cowling and Sarah Lemonofides at 30 years, and Karen Jackson and Jacqui Ogden celebrating 20 years. Even our newer volunteers like Vicky Adam are making their mark at 5 years. Each of you is what makes Girlguiding so special.

Special Shout-outs

We also had some pretty awesome special awards. Rosa Brierley was presented with the Queen’s Guide Award – that’s no small feat, and we’re all super proud of her. And Sarah Lemonofides, not only did you hit a milestone for long service, but you also received the Region Chief Commissioner Award. Talk about a double win!

Thanks to Our County Team

Our County Team deserves a massive thanks, too. Lynne, Jane, Lyndsey, Lis, Valerie, Anna, Wendy, Maria, Jayne, Julie, and Charlotte – your dedication shown over the years is the backbone of the team. And hey, let’s not forget the Team of the Year – Girl Experience Team: Sandra, Hayley, Kathryn, Sue, Helen, and Cathy. You ladies rock!

Why This Matters

These awards aren’t just about the years put in or the accolades; they’re about the adventures, the challenges, and the countless lives each of our volunteers has touched. Whether you are a Unit Helper, Leader, Mentor, Commissioner or Adviser – it’s all possible because of you.

We wanted our ‘Thank You’ event to share the achievements of working as one team and that all we can do is Promise to do our Best! Whether it’s guiding our Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, or Inspire members, you’re making a real difference. And in doing so, you’re not just helping girls and young women grow; you’re shaping the future.

Here’s to You!

So, here’s to you, our guiding stars, for all the laughs, the lessons, and the memories. Here’s to more adventures, more learning, and more moments where we all get to shine together.

Thanks for everything you do, and here’s to many more years of making a difference together. You’re all superstars in our eyes.