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Former Brownie Now a Finalist for Local Volunteering Award

Rosie Heaton, a student at Leeds Beckett University, is a finalist for the Salix Young Rising Star Award - and you can support her by voting online now!

'After years of volunteering with Girlguiding, Meningitis Now, and most recently Step Up to Serve as well as the Believe and Achieve Trust, I have been announced as a finalist in the Salford-based ‘Salix Stars’ Awards 2015. I am in the Young Rising Star category as I have raised £6000 for Meningitis Now, volunteered with a local Brownies and Rainbows unit, and visited Downing Street to deliver petitions campaigning for the Meningitis B vaccine.' -Rosie

A former member of the 3rd Boothstown Brownies, then a Young Leader, and now a Leader in Training, Rosie has become a very active Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now. She contracted the disease herself at the age of seven, leading to further medical complications but also a passion for preventing others from suffering through meningitis. Rosie has campaigned for the government to introduce the Meningitis B vaccine for all babies, and her work proved successful this September when new legislation was brought in that includes the vaccine in the standard immunisation schedule. She also fundraises for Meningitis Now and volunteers with several other charitable organisations.

The Salix Stars Awards celebrate volunteers in the Salford area, and Girlguiding is proud to have one of its members nominated. You can support Rosie by spreading the word of her achievements and voting for her in the Young Rising Star Category; click on this link to read more about it

Please vote using the online form here.
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