We're proud to announce the appointment of a new ambassador; Fiona Murphy MBE, the Assistant Director of Nursing at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS trust. Fiona, along with the Northern Care Alliance will support the Girlguiding North West England and our 67,000 members over the next three years.
Fiona is a specialist in End of Life, Bereavement and Donation Care and became involved with Girlguiding when she worked with local leaders to develop a ‘Comfort Bag Scheme’. This heart-warming initiative provides handmade bags with small toiletries and care items to people who find themselves in hospital unexpectedly.
In conjunction with Fiona’s appointment, the Northern Care Alliance NHS group have also become ambassadors of Girlguiding North West England. They bring together five local hospitals within the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust. They are special in that they have a bereavement nurse in each of their hospitals, all of which are involved in the guiding Comfort Bag Scheme.
Fiona and the Northern Care Alliance will work closely with our lead volunteers to support girls and young women across the North West.
Speaking of her new role, Fiona said: “I am both excited and honoured to join Girlguiding North West as one of their ambassadors and I look forward to working closely with the organisation over the coming year. Girlguiding offers fantastic opportunities to young women to stretch and challenge themselves to become empowered women whilst developing the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.”
Region Chief Commissioner, Julie Bell, said: “I am delighted that Fiona and the Northern Care Alliance have come on-board to support the Region’s largest charity for girls and young women. I am sure that the range of experience and interests that Fiona and the NCA have will be of great benefit to the Region, and I can’t wait to start working with them.”