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Queen’s Guide Award Ceremony

Rebecca Jones from Llanrwst and Shayna Harris from Llandudno were both given the Queen’s Guide Award during a special ceremony at the House of Commons

The article below was taken from the Daily Post on 29th April 2015.
The picture also taken from the Daily Post article is Lucy-Anne Holmes feminist with Rebecca Jones.

Two young women with cerebral palsy have been awarded Girlguiding’s highest award.

And for the first time in more than 30 years the Queen’s Guide Award has been given to someone from Llanrwst.

Rebecca Jones, 21, took three years to complete a series of challenges.

The Coleg Llandrillo student tackled the award alongside her friend Shayna Harris, 24, from Llandudno, part of the same Rangers group.

They travelled to London to accept their awards presented to them by No More Page 3 campaigner Lucy-Anne Holmes and Chief Guide Gill Slocombe at the House of Commons.

Rebecca said: “Part of the challenge was being a volunteer with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Llanrwst and at Golygfa Gwydyr, I also volunteer at a Barnardo’s branch.

“I really want the Rainbows and Brownies to have the same amazing opportunities I’ve had through Guiding. I’d really like to thank my Ranger leader Debbie Roberts for supporting me as I do have additional needs. But I don’t let cerebral palsy stop me from doing things, I just get on with it.

“My top tip for anyone doing a challenge like this would be to keep smiling even when things don’t go as planned. I’m hoping to become a leader myself one day. Getting this award means the world to me.”

Shayna said: “I don’t let cerebral palsy hold me back in any way. It’s been nice to do the award with Rebecca, we help each other.

“As well as helping with Rainbows and Brownies I volunteer with the Air Ambulance, and Tenovus.”

Queens Guide Award