A FUNDRAISING Scarborough Guide has been awarded Girl Guiding’s top accolade.
The Queen’s Award was presented to Amelia Scholey, 24, by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon at a ceremony at the House of Lords in London.
Amelia, who is a leader with Scarborough Rangers and a guiding peer educator, has raised £11,000 for charity after setting up a campaign to mark the 10th anniversary of her heart transplant.
Amelia said: “Guiding has kept me going in some of the most difficult periods of my life and has created friends that have been a huge support throughout this time.”
The Queen’s Guide Award is the most prestigious guiding award open to members between the ages of 16 and 25.
Baroness Royall said: “As a Queen’s Guide myself I know what valuable experiences these young women will have had the opportunity to benefit from on their way to achieving this. It is an award of which they should be very proud and I would like to congratulate everyone who has received their award.”