Sue and her husband James meeting HRH The Prince of Wales
Sue Whitaker, Girlguiding District Commissioner for Cranleigh Village and Division Commissioner for Pitch Hill received an invitation to attend the Queen’s Garden Party on 15th May 2019. She was nominated by the Girlguiding County Surrey West for her long voluntary service and commitment to Girlguiding UK.
Sue attended the Garden Party with her family and was chosen on the day to meet His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Sue commented: “It was an honour to have been chosen to attend such an amazing event. To be able to take my family with me to share the experience was touching, as they all support me with my Guiding, each helping in so many ways. My daughter is now a qualified Leader herself. To then have the opportunity to meet Prince Charles was just the icing on the cake although we were very nervous. He spoke to each of us individually and knew about the Guiding struggles with long waiting lists and lack of volunteers. He also recognised and said what a great organisation Girlguiding is and how lovely it was to see a younger generation carrying on the good work.
“It was a day none of us will ever forget and I was so very proud to have represented our County and Girlguiding. I know my Guides were proud of me too.”
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