KELLY HOLCROFT from Oxley Uniting Church was one of three from her company and one of twelve young women from Uniting Church Girls’ Brigade companies presented with the Queen’s Award.
The Queen’s Award is the highest achievement for Girls’ Brigade members and was presented by the Governor of Queensland Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce.
Mrs Coral Anderson, the National Commissioner for Girls’ Brigade congratulated the young women for their commitment to the two year Queen’s Award program.
“Through active service in the community and personal development, the Queen’s Award prepares and develops participants to strive towards high standards, empowering them to take responsibility for their life”, she said.
“These awardees are our women leaders of tomorrow and will not only go on to serve in their Girls Brigade companies but also in their community and their church.
“They will often serve in the church through leading worship, teaching Sunday School, leading youth group, or involved in a variety of other ministries that support the work of the church,” said Mrs Anderson.
Girls’ Brigade is an international Christian youth organisation for girls aged 6 – 21 years and in Australia operates through local churches.
In Queensland Girls’ Brigade has 5452 members with over 123 000 members internationally.
Photo : Kelly Holcroft receiving her Queen’s Award from Governor Quentin Bryce. Photo courtesy Girls’ Brigade