Sally Tolley

Sally Tolley

Council Representative

The Council is a forum where four members from Girlguiding North West England - one of nine countries and regions in the UK - represent members to influence decisions made about Girlguiding. Members of the Council bring a cross-section of their own views, and consult locally to bring the views of a wider group of people, to inform top-level policy and strategy decisions. The Council appoints the Patron, President and Vice Presidents, as and when needed, and agree on the recruitment process for the Chief Guide and participate in the selection and voting on her appointment.


Stepping into a new role - after teaching in primary school - Sally is now the Growth and Communities Coordinator supporting Manchester, Stockport, and Lancs SE to create more units and recruit volunteers. She enjoys empowering current leaders to be able to develop amazing opportunities, but also giving new volunteers the confidence they need to open new units and start their Girlguiding journey. 

When she isn't thinking up innovative and creative ways to spread the joy of Girlguiding, Sally enjoys playing the bassoon and singing in the choir. She also enjoys long walks and usually juggles several craft projects at once, from knitting toys and baby clothes to crocheting scarves and hats.

You can contact Sally here