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COMMEMORATIVE BADGE: St Albans Guides get creative for NHS

 Published on: 22nd June 2020   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Girlguides in St Albans have taken part in a competition to design a commemorative lockdown badge, to raise money for the NHS. 

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers in the South St Albans District were challenged by leaders to come up with a creative lockdown badge.

The winning design will be sent off to be made and then sold to members from the district to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. 

Three finalists were chosen by adult leaders out of 29 entries, and the overall winner was picked by Detective Inspector Alex Warwick.

The winning design (pictured) came from 14-year old Gracie from St Albans South Rangers. 

Detective Alex Warwick said: “I think that all three finalists are absolutely brilliant and would all make wonderful badges. They are all rightful winners and it has been a difficult decision to choose an overall winner, but the one that I am particularly drawn to is Gracie’s.

“My reason is that the design is bright and cheerful and makes me smile. I like the symbolism of the padlock, rainbow and hearts. I hope that I can meet the winners and congratulate them in person in the near future.”

Detective constable Zoe Austwick, who volunteers with the GGirlguiding group said: “We organised the commemorative badge competition to remind us of this period of lockdown. Some of the girls have family members who work for the NHS and this is a great way of giving all young members the opportunity of supporting their community.”

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