100th birthday celebrations for girlguides

Bedfordshire girlguides celebrated their centenary at an event in Luton. Pictured from Left to Right are County Commissioner Ann Crom, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr Nazia Khanum OBE, Bedfordshire High Sheriff Lady Erroll, Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins MP. PNL-150806-135337003
Bedfordshire girlguides celebrated their centenary at an event in Luton. Pictured from Left to Right are County Commissioner Ann Crom, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr Nazia Khanum OBE, Bedfordshire High Sheriff Lady Erroll, Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins MP. PNL-150806-135337003

Almost 2,000 girlguides got together to mark their centenary at the weekend.

Bedfordshire Girlguides gathered at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Luton on Sunday to celebrate the landmark.

In Bedfordshire the Guide Movement took root in 1916 with the formation of the 1st Luton Company, so it was a fitting tribute to return to Luton for the 100 year celebrations of the charity.

The sun shone as 1,700 girls and leaders from across Bedfordshire enjoyed a fun packed day.

The girls took part in a host of great activities including roller skating, a circus big top, zorbing, fencing and lots more.

Bedfordshire Girlguiding County Commissioner Ann Crome was pleased to welcome Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr Nazia Khanum OBE, Bedfordshire High Sheriff Lady Erroll and Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins MP to the commemorations

To find out more about Girlguiding call 0800 169 5901 or visit www.bedsguiding.org.uk/index.php/contact-us