Guides in Commons to mark centenary

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A GROUP of Girl Guide leaders was invited to the House of Commons to celebrate the centenary year.

Last month, guide leaders from Hampshire East visited London as volunteers were thanked for their outstanding work during Girlguiding UK’s centenary year.

The event, for around 150 people, was hosted by Tessa Munt MP in the Terrace Marquee at the House of Commons.

Girlguiding UK’s Centenary began in September 2009 with a launch event which saw a total of 326,000 members celebrate together through events nationwide.

It ended in October last year with hundreds of events taking place across the country.

Hilary Hetherington, division commissioner of Gosport north said: ‘We were very pleased to represent Girlguiding Hampshire East at the House of Commons and it was a great way to say goodbye to such a special and exciting 12 months for everyone involved in guiding. We were thrilled to visit the House of Commons and to meet our Chief Guide Liz Burnley.’