Dedication pays off for Buckna Girls’ Brigade members

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The dedication of a group of Girls’ Brigade members to complete a Duke of Edinburgh scheme has been rewarded with gold awards.

Their achievement was highlighted during a recent visit to the mayor’s parlour in Larne.

Hannah Miller; Laura Morrow; Judith Morrow; Rachel Thompson and Laura McKendry, accompanied by officers Ruth Hamilton and Emily Davidson, were invited by outgoing mayor Cllr Maureen Morrow 
before her departure from office.

As well as a gold award, the girls have also each received a Brigaders’ Brooch which is awarded after a minimum of three years for work in spiritual, physical, education and service. Three have completed 15 years’ attendance.

All have reached gold award standard following service to the local community and further afield by helping out at an orphanage in Moldova and a four-day expedition in Moldova.

Cllr Morrow commended the girls and their families for their perseverance. “They are members of Buckna Girls’ Brigade and have endured all weathers to be there,” she added.