Centenary news

Take part in the biggest Girlguiding celebration ever

In 2010 Girlguiding UK will be celebrating its anniversary – the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women will be 100 years old. We’re looking for your ideas about how to commemorate this momentous occasion.

Although the Centenary may seem a long way off, it’s never too early to start planning. We’re holding pilot events in the run-up to 2010, so put your thinking caps on now and let us know your ideas for your Division or County as soon as possible. With your help the Centenary programme will be a fantastic series of events.

You could do anything from organising a camp in the Australian outback to arranging a special Rainbow sleepover, or from setting up a County Arts Festival to running a race of tall ships around the UK. This is a once in a lifetime chance to fulfil your and some young people’s dreams, so let your imaginations run riot!

In addition to the activities mentioned above, the Centenary programme will begin with an exciting launch event. Keep an eye on the Centenary website for information on what’s happening and how to get involved.

16 December 2005

Who is the Centenary lead volunteer?

The lead volunteer of the Centenary programme has been named as Sheran Oke. Sheran, a former member of the World Board of WAGGGS, said of her appointment ‘I am absolutely delighted to be asked to undertake the role’.

Sheran is married with two daughters aged two and seven years old. She works as Divisional Manager for Surgical Specialities at Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust.

Sheron is keenly interested in international issues and her many achievements include leading Primary Health Care projects to Sri Lanka and establishing a GOLD project in Thailand.

Asked recently what her aims are for the Centenary, Sheran responded ‘This will be a time when every member of our organisation will have a ‘mountain top moment’ – an experience that they will cherish and feel that they are part of something incredible. There will be something that everyone will be able to participate in and remember.’

Good luck Sheran.