Dedicated duo bow out from Boston Rainbows role

Leaving party for 2nd Boston Rainbow guiders Heather Munn (left) and Ann Cridland (right). Pictured with rainbows.
Leaving party for 2nd Boston Rainbow guiders Heather Munn (left) and Ann Cridland (right). Pictured with rainbows.

With more than 70 years’ combined guiding experience, Ann Cridland and Heather Munn have been priceless to the Second Boston Rainbows.

But last week, the pair both stepped down from their roles, and the search is on to find replacements.

On Tuesday Ann and Heather had a stylish send-off as the Rainbows joined them for a party at Pots of Fun, off Marsh Lane in Boston.

“It’s hard to give up, it’s been a lot of fun,” said Ann, who has spent 42 years involved with the Guides and Rainbows.

But, aged 63, she says family commitments have taken over.

Also stepping aside is Heather, 53, who has 32 years of experience under her woggle.

They have both been with their current troupe for more than 10 years.

But with the duo both moving on the Rainbows have been left without a leader and they are desperately appealing for someone to take over.

“You don’t need any training, there will be mentoring and training,” Ann added.

Applicants must be willing to work with the group’s five-seven-year-olds.

There are currently seven members.

Parent Maria Slater told The Standard: “I just want to say a big thank you from all the parents at rainbows.
“They have done a fantastic job. 
“The girls here are a lovely group so if somebody could take it on it would be brilliant.”

The group meets between 5.15pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday evenings at St Thomas’ Church Hall.

Anyone interested in filling Ann and Heather’s shoes is asked to call Tracey White, district commissioner for Boston South, on 01205 724097.