The highly anticipated awarding of the President’s Cup saw Heywood Senior Section emerge as victors within Girlguiding Heywood Division. The President’s Cup is awarded by the Division President who reviews the annual programmes of each Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section unit within the Division. The winning programme must tick all the right boxes, including being varied, beneficial and interesting for the young members.

2016 also saw The Senior Section celebrate their 100 years centenary in style. New, interesting and exciting activities saw the members travel the length and breadth of the country. From Liverpool day-trips to red carpet, Centenary balls at the Palace Hotel in Manchester.

Heywood Senior Section added to these by announcing themselves within their local community in a big way; taking part in the annual 1940’s day, Charities Fete and two Christmas Markets. This was topped off at Christmas when the young members selflessly gave up their own Secret Santa event to provide an early Christmas present to the less fortunate of Manchester with each girl donating some of life’s essentials.

Beth Tennant, The Senior Section Leader, “I have had a fantastic year. These girls are an inspiration to not only me, but to any within the community. I’m proud to be their leader and friend. Winning the President’s Cup has simply put an exclamation point at the end of our amazing journey in 2016.”

Charlotte Quinn, 18, “2016 has been the best year and I’m looking forward to 2017, I will be away at University but I will be coming back as often as I can, I certainly won’t be missing any events!”

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