The exceptional achievements and commitment of local volunteers were honoured at a tea party given by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire.
From the West Bridgford & South Trent Division, Janice Culley-Oliver was delighted to collect one of the first 60-year service awards to be presented in Notts.
Long-service awards also went to Glynis Neal (30 years), Barbara Miller (30 years) and Claire Spencer (40 years), whilst local leaders Susan Mahon and Frances Longhurst were presented with Oak Leaf Awards to reflect their exceptional dedication and enthusiasm.
Held at Mansfield’s Portland College, the tea party gave county commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst the opportunity to present awards to over 50 members and friends of Girlguiding across Nottinghamshire.
Jackie said: “I’m proud to say that the long-service award recognise a grand total of over 860 years of service to Girlguiding, and it was a privilege to publicly celebrate such exceptional commitment.
“Helping young people get the most out of life is rewarding in so many ways.
“Our volunteers not only benefit from training, mentoring and invaluable experience but we also have a lot of fun along the way.”
Awards have been presented to volunteers from Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s West Bridgford & South Trent Division: (L-R) Susan Mahon, Frances Longhurst, Glynis Neal and Janice Culley-Oliver, with County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst and Assistant County Commissioners Kirsty Pogson and Kayleigh Hunt plus Claire Spencer and Barbara Miller.