WANTED: A new leader full of fun

Gedney Hill Guides need a new leader so they can carry on having splashing fun.
Gedney Hill Guides need a new leader so they can carry on having splashing fun.
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Hearts were sinking at a summer pool party for Guides at Gedney Hill because the group’s future is uncertain.

Leader Jane Reid will be leaving at Christmas and the group desperately needs someone to take her place if it is to carry on.

She set up Gedney Hill Guides in 2010 after training as a leader at Sutton Bridge.

There are now 12 members, aged ten to 16, who all had a splashing time at the party at a private pool, which was the last meeting before the summer holidays.

Jane (54) said: “It was great fun – it would be such a shame if the group couldn’t go on.”

Leaving after five years has not been an easy decision. Jane, whose job looking after the website at the University Academy Holbeach is going full-time, said: “It’s been wonderful – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.

“But my career is taking off and I have other family commitments and it’s just time to move on.”

There is no age limit to being a leader – the person just has to be enthusiastic and fun-loving.

Jane said: “It’s a good fun job – the girls want to have fun and learn new things so the more activities you can bring them the better.

“They come as shy ten-year-olds but by the time they move on to other things from 14 they are more mature and confident.

“Lots of parents have thanked me for running the group – it’s very rewarding.”

Anyone who is interested in being the new leader is asked to call Jane on 01406 330830 or email jane.reid@talk21.com