Milton Keynes Girl Guide honoured in Parliament

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A champion Girl Guide has travelled to Parliament to be honoured for her work.

Claire Morris who is Leader with 2nd Shenley Brownies, was handed Guiding’s highest award when she completed the Queen’s Guide Award.

This came after the 27-year-old from Monkston spent two-and-a-half years tackling a series of personal challenges, including volunteering, social action, developing new skills and travelling to a new place. Claire’s personal challenges included arranging a sleepover for 100 Girlguiding members at a museum and volunteering as a dog walker for a local shelter.

Claire, who is a senior fraud investigator for Santander bank, said: “It was a lot of hard work trying to pull everything together for the sleepover, but the girls had such a brilliant time it made everything worth it.

“The last six months of my award were very difficult- I had just given birth to my son – but I’m so pleased that I managed to complete it. My mum Elaine and my mentor Ceri helped me pull through.”

For more information about how to get involved with Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk