Rainbow Leader, Linda Clark, from Needwood Divsion has been recognised in her community for her service to Guiding.

Trent & Dove Housing celebrated their 12th Annual Impact on the Community Awards on Friday 3rd November to reward unsung heroes within East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire. Each year, the awards evening recognises all of the vital work carried out by individual people and organisations and shines a spotlight on the projects which are “Transforming Homes, Lives and Neighbourhoods” in the region.

There were 10 categories in total and Linda beat six other finalists to be awarded the ‘Impact on the Community by an Individual’ award. Linda won the award for her 35 years in Girlguiding and for bringing experiences, skills and fun learning to the girls who join her units. These include the two Rainbow units that Linda opened the the last 10 years in Barron under Needwood.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Linda said: “None of this could have been achieved though without the help and support of my husband Russell, other leaders and young leaders who have worked with me over the years or the support of the parents.”

The elegant awards ceremony was held at The Pirelli Stadium and guests were given the full “Oscars” treatment befitting their status as outstanding members in their communities. The surprise celebrity host for the evening was Matt Allwright, best known for presenting Watchdog, Rogue Traders and The One Show.

Congratulations Linda!

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