Guide Grace rewarded for 40 years

Grace Bristow with three guides from 1st Brinkley Guides
Grace Bristow with three guides from 1st Brinkley Guides
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AN INSPIRATIONAL guide leader has been rewarded for her outstanding service.

Grace Bristow MBE, from Mildenhall, has been given Girlguiding UK’s Laurel Award for 40 years as leader of the 1st Brinkley group.

Grace joined the guides as a seven-year-old brownie and has worked her way to her current position of assistant county commissioner for Cambridgeshire East.

More than 20 former guides and leaders were at the Jarman Centre in Newmarket last weekend to see her receive the prize.

Joanna Turvey, 18, said: “Grace is such a brilliant guide leader and has helped me so much over the years to do things I never thought possible.”

Sue Carpenter, county commissioner, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Grace’s exceptional contribution to guiding has been recognised.”