Three cheers for the Queen

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Hundreds of Sheffield Girlguiding members gathered to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with a day of family fun.

Members from Sheffield Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members all across the city gathered at Graves Park on the Queen’s official birthday weekend to share a picnic lunch, feed some animals and take part in a treasure hunt.

36th Sheffield Brownies and 102nd Sheffield Guides won the birthday cake competition at the event, which was organised as part of the Patron’s Lunch and marked the birthday of her Majesty the Queen, who is the patron of Girlguiding -the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. There was even a giant birthday card for all attendees to sign which was sent on to her Majesty after the party, as well as the opportunity for guests to have a selfie with a cutout of the birthday girl herself.

Eight-year-old Beth, who along with every other attendee received a commemorative badge to mark the occasion, said: “Today’s celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday was an inspiration to all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. We had so much fun, despite the rainy weather and I’d like to thank Girlguiding Sheffield for organising such a great day.”

Samantha Jessop, who helped organise the event, said: “We’re so pleased and excited that we were able to get everyone together to mark The Queen’s birthday. We offer girls lots of different opportunities in guiding - from kayaking to camping and much more besides - but to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in this wonderful way was really very special.”

Visit www.girlguiding.org.uk if you would like more information about how to get involved with Girlguiding.