A MALVERN girl is set to be honoured with the highest award in girl guiding after 15 years of service to the group.

Rosie Bruton, 19, of Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, is in the final stages to completing the Queen's Guide Award, which takes three years to obtain.

Miss Bruton, who is studying Public Services at Worcester College of Technology, said: "I have been in girl guiding since I was around four years old and a lot of people have said I am the first person from Malvern to take part in this award for many years.

"Since I started it I enjoyed it and wanted to get as much out of it as I could and I didn't want to quit from it. I find it very rewarding and I'm glad I've stuck with it.

"Its been hard work getting to this stage of the award but it's definitely worth it and I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way."

In order to achieve the award, five sections have to be completed with a range of tasks in each, and the sections are Service in Guiding, Outdoor Challenge, Personal Skill and Development, Community Action and Residential.

One of the last tasks Miss Bruton has to complete is to pick and research a topic, and also to be practically involved in that topic, to complete the Community Action section.

To do this, Miss Bruton has played a big part in organising a skittles charity event and raffle at Beacon Club, Malvern Link, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Nurses.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 24.

On completion of the Queen's Guide Award, MIss Bruton is set to commemorated at an awards ceremony in London next year, but a date is yet to be fixed.