Wanstead and Woodford guides excel at awards bash

GIRL guides from the Wanstead and Woodford division were commended for their volunteering work at an awards ceremony last week.

The group, which meet at All Saints Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Green took home six Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement gongs at the event held at the Kenneth Moore Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford.

Winners included Harriet Chambers, 16, who received a medallion and cheque for �200 for her division which was spent on a digital camera.

She was recognised for her work with a Brownie group.

A spokesman for the foundation said: “Harriet is a very keen and resourceful young leader who has good team skills.

“She is considered honest, trustworthy, fun loving and very popular with the Brownies.”

The efforts of Katie Gibbs, Ellouise Dennis, Cloe Goillau, Georgina Bennett and Charlotte Watt were also highlighted.

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Entertainment on the night was provided by the Showstoppers Gang Show and there were also presentations on guiding activities by other divisions in attendance including Redbridge.

Redbridge Mayor Cllr Jim O’Shea said: “The awards ceremony was a fitting tribute to some truly inspirational achievers.”

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