13.11.14 Pip’s Perspective – a message from the Chief Commissioner This last weekend was one of the busiest in the Girlguiding LaSER annual calendar and one that is such a pleasure for me to be part of. 7 Counties and a group of The Senior Section members represented Girlguiding at prestigious events in London and many more of you attended services of remembrance in your local area. The torrential rain that threatened The Lord Mayor's Show held off until late afternoon and then all but drowned the spectacular firework display!
Girlguiding Sussex East County put in a fantastic float entry which I understand featured as a backdrop on the TV interview of the Pageant Master. Representatives from Girlguiding Middlesex East County joined in the fun in preparation for their turn next year. Meanwhile at Temple, an army of volunteers from Girlguiding London North East and London North West Counties gallantly sorted and distributed packed lunches to the 6,500 participants in the show, supported by Girlguiding Kent West County who will lead at the ‘Feeding Station’ next year. Whilst the dynamic and vibrant celebration was happening in honour of the newly elected Lord Mayor of London, over at the Royal Albert Hall members of The Senior Section were giving their time to support people with additional access needs, assisting them to take their seats for the Festival of Remembrance.
The symbol of the simple red poppy in the act of remembrance has appeared even more poignant this year; many of you have reflected on the poppy with your girls, you’ve made them, you’ve grown them, you’ve written messages and you’ve laid wreaths. Girlguiding Greater London Kent County laid the wreath at the Cenotaph this year and Girlguiding Sussex West County will do so next year. Thank you to all who have taken part and contributed #lestweforget
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