Daily Mirror 'Thank A Hero' Campaign
In June, the Daily Mirror will be running their ‘Thank a Hero' campaign which looks to publicly thank Britain’s grassroots volunteers; those who have taken time out of their lives to help others, ranging from raising large amounts of money, awareness to a cause or simply picking up their neighbour’s shopping. They would not only like to highlight the thousands of volunteers who signed up to help with Britain’s Covid-19 response but also all volunteers who have shown a selfless commitment to helping with their community over the past year. We thought there may be Girlguiding volunteers that you’d like to nominate. How to nominate someone:-
If you have any further questions at all, please email the Girlguiding press office: Press.OfficeAccount@girlguiding.org.uk
County Good Service Award
Do you know someone in your District or Division who is special; whom you feel deserves special recognition for what they do for Guiding in Hampshire West? If there is someone who matches these criteria, have you thought about applying for a County Good Service award for them? It is impossible for the County Awards Committee to know all of our volunteer leaders and the wonderful work they do locally. It is a great pity if people are overlooked for this award.
How to apply:
If you are uncertain about whether to nominate someone for an award why not contact your District or Division Commissioner to discuss the matter. If you would like to go ahead and nominate someone please complete the application form and send it along with at least 3 letters, or questionnaires, of recommendation to the Chairman of the Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee meets twice a year, normally in May and November, so applications need to be with the Chairman by the 1 May and 1 November respectively.
Hampshire West Courage Award
Do you know a girl or Leader who has shown great initiative or responsibility at an incident, overcome personal problems, or shown great commitment to others over a period of time (eg young carers)? Then do please nominate them for the County’s Courage Award in order for us to recognise the selflessness of giving to others.
Please see attached criteria for further details. Applications need to be with the Chairman of the Awards Committee by the 1 May and 1 November respectively.
The Hampshire Rose
The Hampshire Rose is awarded to unit leaders, commissioners and appointment holders when they leave Guiding or reach age 65, whichever is sooner, having completed at least 30 years service in Guiding, 15 of which must be in Hampshire West.
The County Thank You Brooch
The Thank You Brooch is not a formal award, but a way of showing gratitude and recognition of service to Hampshire West and is given at the discretion of the County Commissioner. The Thank You Brooch can be presented to any adult member or supporter who has made a significant and special contribution to a guiding event, activity or role.
Guidelines for letters of support:-
As with all award applications confidentiality should be maintained. Please ensure that neither the nominee nor any other members of her family are made aware of the application.
The ideas above are possible suggestions on areas of information about the applicant which could be submitted in support of the application. These can be sent by letter or email. It is helpful if they can be typed.
Still Unsure Which Award?
The flowchart in downloads below, aims to help you decide which award may be the most appropriate for the person you would like to honour.
Chairman of the Awards Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Region and Girlguiding awards can be found on the respective websites.