Ivy Lee, Vice President of Girlguiding Ulster has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in honour of her inspirational efforts.
Ivy Lee first became involved in Guiding when she joined 98th Belfast Guide company at the young age of 11. In 1963 Ivy began her journey as a leader becoming 1st captain of 155th Belfast Guide Unit providing amazing opportunities for the girls and young women over the years.
Ivy Lee comments “Volunteering for Girlguiding Ulster is such a rewarding experience and its been wonderful to work with so many young women and girls over the years and see the difference guiding makes to their lives. I gain satisfaction and pleasure to see the girls continue through the sections and come back as leaders using their experiences to positively impact other girls lives.”
“Guiding opens up so many fantastic opportunities for girls to grow in confidence and to become a powerful force for good in their communities making new friends and building new skills. I would like to dedicate this award to all the girls I’ve had the pleasure of knowing over the last 61 years.”
Brenda Herron, Ulster Chief Commissioner said “I am delighted that Ivy has been recognised in the New Year’s Honour List. Ivy is a very committed member of Girlguiding Ulster. She has helped and supported hundreds of girls over the years to try new and exciting activities and have fun. In her role as Vice President of Girlguiding Ulster Ivy continues to attend events and support volunteers. I am very pleased that such a friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic ambassador for guiding as been awarded an MBE.”