Britain’s oldest girl guide volunteer will be given a prestigious award following her years of dedication and service to others.

106 year old Betty Lowe has been a girl guide since 1919, when she was 11. She has also been a volunteer at a hospital with the Royal Voluntary Service for the last 40 years.

David Cameron has announced the inspirational pensioner will be honoured with a Point of Light Award, which recognises those who make an exceptional difference to their community.

Britain's Oldest Girl Guide Volunteer Given Award

Betty Lowe (Manchester Evening News)

Betty told The Telegraph: “I really enjoy volunteering. I would be lost if I didn’t come to the hospital to volunteer. It’s something to occupy my mind. I enjoy the company and you meet people here who you would not normally meet. It keeps me from being lonely and I don’t like being lonely.”

Read more about this incredible woman here.

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