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Ravenshead woman appointed new county Guides president


A woman from Ravenshead has been appointed as new county president for Girlguiding Nottinghamshire.

Eve Griffith succeeds Anne Allery, who is retiring after seven years in the post, and was presented with her President’s badge during a private ceremony at the end of August.

Eve, who lives Ravenshead, joined Girlguiding Nottinghamshire in 1985 as an adult helper at her daughter’s Guide Unit – 1st Larch Farm. She qualified as a Guide Leader in 1987 and gradually took on more roles and responsibilities within the organisation over the ensuing years, including appointments as District Commissioner for Ravenshead District, Division Commissioner for the Newstead Division and, from 2002 to 2005, Assistant County Commissioner.

For the last ten years, Eve has also been a regular volunteer in the Guide shop at county headquarters in Carlton, whilst she was the DBS Verifier for the county until 2014.

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Eve said: “I feel very honoured to have been invited to become County President, but am somewhat daunted when I think of the fantastic job done by my predecessors.”

“I look forward to renewing many former acquaintances and making new friends along the way, and – as I promised when I joined Guiding – I will do my best to support and help wherever and whenever I can.”

Enquiries about volunteering at Girlguiding Nottinghamshire are always welcome. Contact county headquarters on 0115 987 7220 or visit

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