Queen's Birthday Honour for Inspirational Stockport Girlguiding Volunteer

A Stockport volunteer has been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for her commitment to supporting young people in her volunteering with Girlguiding and Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth.

Margaret Brookes, who is currently a key lead volunteer in her Girlguiding County and the volunteer Chief Executive at Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth (SAVY), was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in honour of her inspirational efforts.

Margaret, 63, first became involved in guiding when she volunteered for her local Guide unit in Smithy Green District. Since then she has provided amazing opportunities for girls and young women over the last 43 years.

Margaret’s highlights during her time with Girlguiding include attending many international trips, and running events and activities for the girls, she is also a key member of the local Trefoil Guild group in Stockport.

Margaret said: “Volunteering for Girlguiding is such a rewarding experience and it’s been wonderful to work with so many young women and girls over the years and see the difference guiding makes to their lives. There are so many opportunities that I’ve been given, which I just wouldn’t have done without guiding.”

Region Chief Commissioner, Julie Bell, said: “To be awarded an MBE for services to volunteering and guiding is a rare achievement but Margaret's outstanding work has merited the honour. Margaret is an inspirational woman who embodies all that is best about guiding.”