My real involvement with Girlguiding started with a chance conversation with a fellow commuter on a train travelling from Milnrow to Oldham and that was 30 years ago.

Like most people I just wanted to be a unit helper thinking not too involved but as still happens today thank goodness! I was encouraged to become a leader.

During my involvement as a member of Girlguiding I have been a District Commissioner, Division Commissioner and then in 2004 I became Chair of Guiding Development. I am also still a Guide Leader and importantly a recently qualified Senior Section leader. Girlguiding is very important to me and it has enhanced my life in so many ways and I am proud to be a member.