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Merryn Can Do Anything

Girlguiding North East England meet an inspirational Guide from Girlguiding South West England

Girlguiding North East England once again had a stand at the Great Yorkshire Show in Merryn can do anythingHarrogate this year, promoting Girlguiding and meeting members not only from our region but from across the whole of the UK.

On the Tuesday, we were delighted when Merryn Philp and her family stopped by the stand to say hello.  Merryn had travelled all the way from Cornwall to show her pigs.

Merryn who was celebrating her 13th birthday that day is a member of Tregadillett Guides which are near Launceston in Cornwall.  We decided this was too good a photo opportunity to miss and so sent Emily, one of our Senior Section members off with Merryn to visit her pigs and take a photo with our “Girls Can Do Anything” banner as Merryn really showed how true that statement was.

Merryn did incredibly well showing her pigs.  She received a 3rd for her pig that was born in January and a 5th was for her older pig, born last July. These were in the open classes and Merryn was showing in with the adults.

Showing a pigShe also took part in the young handlers class for 13 to 16 year olds. There were 13 in the class and Merryn was placed 4th, which she was delighted with, particularly as she had only been 13 the day before the competition.

Merryn’s mum said “The Pig of the Year final was a proud moment for us all, there were representatives from 14 major county shows (Merryn was representing the Royal Cornwall Show) and although Merryn and Imy (her pig) did not win the championship they certainly looked the part and enjoyed every moment!! Well worth the 8 hour journey from Cornwall!”

Well done to Merryn from all at Girlguiding North East England!