Youngsters rewarded for their hard work

PUBLISHED: 12:55 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 07:44 02 April 2016

Carol Gilson presents the shield to Emilene Yaxley-Doble, Guide of the Year.

Carol Gilson presents the shield to Emilene Yaxley-Doble, Guide of the Year.

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Emilene Yaxley-Doble, 11, scooped the title of the Guide of the Year for 1st Honiton Guides, while nine-year-old Willow Ryerson was crowned Brownie of the Year for 2nd Honiton Brownies.

Carol Gilson presents a shield to Willow Ryerson, who is Brownie of the Year.Carol Gilson presents a shield to Willow Ryerson, who is Brownie of the Year.

Two youngsters from Honiton’s guides and brownies have been recognised for their hard work and effort last year.

Carol Gilson, founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme, recently visited the groups to present two shields to the winners, who were joined by team leader Lisa Gorman.

Emilene Yaxley-Doble, 11, scooped the title of the Guide of the Year for 1st Honiton Guides, while nine-year-old Willow Ryerson was crowned Brownie of the Year for 2nd Honiton Brownies.

Willow had collected 20 badges throughout 2015.

Carol said: “It is wonderful to see someone so young having so many badges. I was very proud to present the shield to her.”

Speaking on the success of the two groups, Carol added: “It was great to see so many youngsters taking part in the organisations.

“Their families must be very proud of them.”

The shields were presented on behalf of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme, which was founded by Carol following the death of her husband.

The scheme, which donates mobility aids to people in need, has helped more than 200 people to date.

Anyone who can donate a mobility aid to Carol is asked to call her on 01404 43341 or email her on carol.gilson@hotmail.co.uk


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