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Welcome to Cambs West

Welcome to the Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West website! Stretching from Peterborough in the north to St. Neots in the south, members range from the newest Rainbow to most experienced Guider and all those in between.

Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West is part of Girlguiding UK, which is the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK. Guiding enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world. Check out the Girls page for more info on how to join for girls and young women aged 5-25, or the Adults page for volunteering opportunities within Cambridgeshire West. If you've got a query for our county office, you can find contact details or submit the form on the Contact Us page.

ADULTS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MENTAL HEALTH PRESSURES FACING UK GIRLS TODAY: NEW GIRLGUIDING RESEARCH

  • Self-harming, mental illness, depression and eating disorders top list of health concerns for girls aged 11 -21
  • Almost half of girls aged 17 to 21 (46 per cent) have personally needed help with their mental health
  • 62 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 know a girl or young woman who has experienced a mental health problem
  • 82 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 say adults don’t recognise the pressure they are under.
  • Two-thirds of girls aged 17 to 21 say mental health is awkward to talk about

Girls’ mental wellbeing worries start from as young as seven – escalating as they get older with two in five girls aged 11 to 21 needing to seek help with mental health concerns.

COUNTY TRAINING DAY 10th October 2015 - Deadline Extended

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OUR COUNTY TRAINING DAY

Saturday 10th October
at
Sawtry Village College Fen Lane, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5TQ,

From 9.30 – 3.30pm (9.30 Coffee and registration, Welcome at 10.00 am)

Senior Section

We’re looking for a panel of Youth Editors aged 14-25 to create the Winter 2015 issue of guiding, our member magazine.

It's your chance to go behind the scenes and make sure the magazine includes the stories, ideas and views that matter to you.

Apply here... http://ow.ly/OFvta

Joyce

My first meeting with Joyce was when guiders at St. Pauls Church did a letter drop recruiting for a new unit – must have been late 1950’s! Sound familiar????? After some persuasion I was allowed to go and from then on Joyce, with Gladys Wright and their families became an influence in my life.

I am sure there are many, many girls – now mums and grand mums who would say the same.

As time went by we both progressed along the many different roads guiding took us.

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Newsletter June 2015

Dear All ,
I am really delighted to be appointed as your new County Commissioner; it is both a privilege and a pleasure to be able to give something back to an organisation that has given me so much.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you something about myself and why Girlguiding is so special to me.
I live in Huntingdon with my partner Neil. Between us we have four children (aged 17 – 21), one eight-week old grandchild and six cats! I work for Tesco as Head of Insurance and Risk Management and have been Chair of the UK's Insurance and Risk Management Association for the last year. In the spare time that I do have I enjoy reading, gardening and tracing my family history.

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Introducing Our New County Commissioner

I am really delighted to be appointed as your new County Commissioner, it is both a privilege and a pleasure to be able to give something back to an organisation that has given me so much. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you something about myself and why Girlguiding is so special to me.

I live in Huntingdon with my partner Neil. Between us we have four children (aged 17 – 21), one eight-week old grandchild and six cats! I work for Tesco as Head of Insurance and Risk Management and have been Chair of the UK's Insurance and Risk Management Association for the last year. In the spare time that I do have I enjoy reading, gardening and tracing my family history.

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