30 Jun 2015

Region Manager Val Shales has retired, just over 25 years after she first started at Girlguiding Midlands. Val, pictured above right with Region Chief Commissioner Sally Illsley, was in disbelief as she arrived at her surprise retirement party for a send off by colleagues, friends and family. Volunteers from across the Region travelled to say goodbye to Val- who will be much missed in the Girlguiding Midlands Region office. 

Val says "A massive thank you to everyone from Girlguiding Midlands and beyond for the good wishes and gifts received for my retirement.

It has been a privelege to work with our amazing volunteers and staff over the many years I've been here.

I hope the Region continues to flourish- I would like to wish Sally and Dee all the best for when they finish and good luck to our new Chief Commissioner Abi Salter, as well as my successor Anne Allman and all the Region Staff. I know that Anne will enjoy the role as much as I have."