595 years of volunteering were recognised at Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East’s Winter Awards Presentation on Saturday 17 January 2015 when 64 leaders were rewarded for long service.
Presenting Long Service Awards to leaders, County Commissioner Jean Verney paid tribute to the amazing volunteers that make guiding happen throughout the county on a weekly basis for Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and The Senior Section groups.
A handful of other special awards were also presented on the day, including an Anglia Brooch to Annette Bond for services to Anglia and Cambridgeshire East at all levels but especially for the Trefoil Guild. Annette has held a variety of roles that have included Leader of Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section, District Commissioner and Treasurer of the Trefoil Guild nationally. Annette is currently Chair of the Region’s Trefoil Guild Finance and General Purpose committee.
County Brooches were presented to Linda Scott for services to the Guide Section, Cambridge City North West District, the City of Cambridge and International guiding, to Katie Holmes for all she did to help the Gold DofE ‘wheel and walk’ group to complete their expedition, to Sue Hunting for services to guiding in Sawston and in Granta Division, to Eilean Starns for service to Histon Guides, Histon District and Kids’ Camp and to Nina Hutt for services as Treasurer, Volunteer Shop Manager and Commissioner to Units, Districts and the Division of Great Ouse.