Please Enable JavaScript!
We have detected that your JavaScript has been disabled. By disabling JavaScript, some features on the website will not work correctly. Please enable it by going to the settings or options on your internet web browser.
We Use Cookies!
In order to offer the best user experience possible, we use cookies which store information on your computer. You can find out more information on how we use cookies on our Cookie Policy page, either by clicking the purple 'Find Out More' button or the 'Cookie Policy' link in the bottom footer.

Do you accept our cookie policy?
YesNoFind Out More
Gone Home – Jill Walden

It is with great sadness that we have heard that Jill Walden has lost her fight with Motor Neurone Disease and passed away at the end of last week.

Jill has been Beaver Leader with 21st Romsey (Nursling and Rownhams) since 1992 and before that with 15th Romsey (North Baddesley).

A testament to the quality of the programme and the continuous hard work Jill has put into the running of the Beavers is seen in the numbers of young people who have enjoyed and benefitted from her leadership.  Number have always remained healthy and peaked to such high numbers that a second colony starting at 21st Romsey earlier this year.

Jill did not just run an active programme each week, but also involved the Beavers with community events and fundraising for the group.  Jill enthused the Beavers to join in with these events such as the community May Day and senior citizens Christmas party each year, in addition to tidying up the grounds around the local lakes and in the local church yard each year.  In addition to this, each year near Christmas Jill arranged for the Beavers to sing Christmas Carols at a  senior citizens nursing home in the local community…and were always asked to come back.
All the Beavers that have been part of Jill’s colonies over the years have loved her and she was awarded the Scout Associations “Award for Merit” last year for her exceptional service to Scouting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and Kerrie and the team at 21st Romsey at this very sad time.  We will send details of Jill’s funeral arrangements as soon as they have been confirmed.

‹‹ Back
Tags -
Categories - Gone Home

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *