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We love seeing our members recognised with national and regional awards for their outstanding commitment and achievements. The awards listed below are  discretionary, meaning fellow volunteers nominate the recipient and their guiding colleagues write citations in support. We have provided summaries of these so please take a look to hear the wonderful things people had to say. Well done and thank you to all – we are blessed to have you in Girlguiding!

To find out more about nominating people for discretionary awards please see our thanks and recognition page!

Jill Webb, Silver Fish

Jill is a Leader and Trainer from Huddersfield and lead national volunteer for Safeguarding. In 2021 she was presented with the Silver Fish, Girlguiding’s highest volunteer award, in recognition of her astonishing service to all areas of guiding. Read the citations!

Alison Gordon, Silver Fish

Alison is a Leader and Trainer from Newcastle and our former Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding North East England. In 2020 she was presented with the Silver Fish, Girlguiding’s highest volunteer award, which is given to a very small number of people in recognition of distinguished service to all areas of guiding. Read the citations!

Hilary Cooper, Silver Fish

Hilary is a Leader and Trainer from North Tyneside and held the role of Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding North East England from 2009-2014. In March 2021 she was presented with the Silver Fish, in recognition of her distinguished service to all areas of guiding. Read the citations!

Diane Farrer, Laurel Award

Di is a Leader, Trainer and County Commissioner for Durham South. Read the citations!

Bronia Trynka-Watson, Laurel Award

Bronia is a Leader and Trainer from East Yorkshire. Read the citations!

Judi Edwards, Laurel Award

Judi is a Leader and Mentor from North Yorkshire West. Read the citations!

Sally Jackson, Chief Commissioner Award

Sally is a Leader and County Adviser from North Yorkshire South. Read the citations!

Kirsty Quince, Chief Commissioner Award

Kirsty is a Leader and County Adviser in North Yorkshire North East and was our Region International Adviser 2014-2017. Read the citations!

Laura Harryman, Chief Commissioner Award

Laura is a Leader in North Yorkshire South and Sheffield,  she is also our Region ICE Co-ordinator. Read the citations!

Diane Harryman, Chief Commissioner Award

Diane is a Leader and Adviser in North Yorkshire South and is a Region Trainer. Read the citation!

Daphne Woffinden, Chief Commissioner Award

Daphne is County Secretary and Vice President for South Yorkshire. Read the citaions!

Lynne Gascoigne, Chief Commissioner Award

Lynne was County Commissioner for West Yorkshire South 2014-2021 Read the citations! 

Kath Haigh, Chief Commissioner Award

Lynne was County Commissioner for West Yorkshire South 2014-2021 Read the citations! 

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