Girl picked for Poland

OPPOrtunity has knocked for Eastwood teenager Georgia Robinson who has been picked as one of 12 Guides in Nottinghamshire to take part in an international jamboree.

Georgia, who is a young leader with the 1st Greasley Guides group, fought off competition from hundreds of others across the county to win her place at the camp in Poland this August.

She had to do various challenges and go on several Guiding weekends to impress the panel that shortlisted the candidates.

The 16-year-old, of Woodland Way, has had to raise £800 for the trip. She held a coffee morning and raised half the money by herself, before calling on friends on family to help.

Her uncle, John Stirland, organised a fair at St Mary’s Church, selling plants, books, toys, tea and cakes.

Hundreds of Guides and Scouts from all corners of the world will be taking part in the international camp, where there will be a packed programme of orienteering, rafting, canoeing, arts and crafts, sporting challenges, camping, dance and music.

Georgia’s grandad Jim Stirland said: “She is an inspiration to all and is always going the extra mile to help others. She has a bright future ahead of her.”