Girlguiding Anglia lead volunteer wins Your UK Parliament Award

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Girlguiding Anglia region lead volunteer Maxine Jones has won the Your UK Parliament’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

Maxine, who is the Marketing, Retail and Communications volunteer for Girlguiding Anglia region, designed and wrote the additional activities in the region Parliament Week resource with input from a young member as useful experience for her.

Maxine promoted all the Vote 100 opportunities on offer to our members including EqualiTeas, Parliament Week, Processions and Lords Shadowing event. She also facilitated the Phenomenal Women and Girls Challenge which enabled our members who took part to think about and discuss the women who they believe are strong, influential or inspirational to them.

Engaging in the VOTE 100 and Parliament Week activities made a difference to how many of our young members feel about democracy, Parliament and voting, the history of Parliament, the suffragette movement and influential women.

The Your UK Parliament Awards were launched to celebrate the work of people all over the UK who make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Award winners were chosen by the Speaker of the House of Commons, a judging panel of MPs and independent judges. The Your UK Parliament Awards ceremony was hosted by the Speaker in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “All of the winners have made a huge difference in their communities and beyond, and importantly will also inspire others to get involved and make their voices heard in democracy. The Your UK Parliament Awards recognises the successes of those who go above and beyond to engage others with Parliament and democracy, and everyone who won an award should be immensely proud.”

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