5 year old Olivia Matthews was enrolled as a member of Blackfen Rainbow Unit on Tuesday 12th October by her mother Louise Matthews who is leader in charge of the unit.
Roll back 32 years and it was 5 year old Louise herself who was enrolled by her own mother Alison Hope, who had just formed the unit and taken in her first ten 5 year old girls. Now, 32 years later Alison was able to take part in the Promise evening of her granddaughter.
Louise, who is also Commissioner for Lamorbey District, said: “It was a lovely moment to have my mum there to see me enrol Olivia at the exact same spot that I made my promise when my mum took in her first intake of Rainbows after starting the unit all those years ago.”
Alison said: “It was a very emotional and proud moment to see Olivia make her promise to her Mummy just as her Mummy had done to me when she was five. I am still involved and enjoy Guiding and am happy to be called upon from time to time to help out other units.”
Picture shows:- Proud moments for this 3 generations of Girlguiding members, 5 year old Olivia Matthews, her mother Louise, and grandmother Alison Hope.
Picture by Derek Hope.