The Girls’ Brigade Ireland is run by a fantastic team of volunteers. Captains and Officers and helpers lead GB Companies around the country. Others help out on District and National Boards and committees, managing governance, events and competitions.
Every one of our volunteers is invaluable. Their time and effort benefits so many girls and young women. However, the contribution of Gillian Lesware, our Chairperson, goes above and beyond the expectations of her role!
That is why The Girls’ Brigade Ireland was delighted to nominate her for a Volunteer Ireland Volunteer of the Year award earlier this year. Gillian was not a prizewinner this year, but she received an acknowledgement from Volunteer Ireland and had this to say:
Receiving this is, in my heart, receiving it on behalf of all our volunteers that do amazing work week on week to keep our wonderful organisation alive.
All I will ever want is to see TGBI flourish. I have never regretted one minute of my time ensuring our organisation is moving forward and keeping compliant with all legislation and regulations.
I am extremely honoured to have been acknowledged and will hold it very dear to me always.
Thank you to Gillian, to all of the National Board members, and to each and every volunteer with The Girls’ Brigade Ireland! We could not do what we do without you.