1st Totton Company
1st Totton Company

Company Members Achievements

Queens Award Recipients


Claire Hardwick 1996


Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) 2001


Vicki Boba (nee Yates) 2012



1st Totton Company Brigader Brooch Award holders;


Rosalie Lewis 1971


Denise Alford 1974 (1st Cadnam Company)


Irene Dibden 1974 (1st Cadnam Company)


Carole Lilly (nee Arnold) 1977                         


Jill Green 1978                                    Linda  Stutchbury 1978                                   


Dawn Clarke (nee Pearce) 1980


Janet Rayment 1981                                       Eileen Rayment 1982


Ann Doswell 1982                                           Susan Waller 1984


Catherine Youngman (nee Head) 1984             Allison Head (nee Southwell) 1984    


Louise Yates ( nee Richards) 1985                   Mandy Corneby (nee Leigh) 1987


Helen Baker (nee Amey) 1989                        Jan McCarthy (nee Southwell) 1989           


Tracey Hogan 1990                                        Maureen Buckler (nee Buckle) 1991


Mellony Palmer (nee Clarke) 1991                   Denise Bratcher 1991


Claire Hardwick 1995                                     Kelly Greenwood 1996


Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) 1997              Louise Taylor 1998 


Claire Pickett 1998                                        Amy Cochrane 2000


Alison Brownlee 2001                                    Emma Long 2001


Kerry- Jayne Lilly 2004                                  Natasha Manning 2006


Vicki Boba (nee Yates) 2007                          Gemma Sheath 2007  


Danielle Yates 2009                                      Anna Doswell 2009


Emily Townrow 2012                                    Hannah Morton 2014


Ruth Hendry 2014                                        Isabel Clifford 2015


Nicola Stakesby-Lewis 2016                        Charlotte Hatch 2017


Emily Shadick 2017                                     Katie Impett 2017




Hope Award


Vicki Yates (now Boba), was awarded the Hope Award in 2011 for the amazing way in which she has found the strength through her faith to overcome a very difficult time in her life and take on new leadership roles within Girls' Brigade and Trinity Church. The picture shows Vicki being presented with her award longside her mum Louise and then fiancé (now husband) Aaron Boba

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award


Many girls in our company have been part of the DofE programme over the years but only one, so far, has gone on to complete the gold level award. Suzanne Chiverton (nee Stone) completed the award in 2004


Other more recent DofE Award winners are:

Bronze 2009 Anna Doswell, Danielle Yates, Cara Sheath

Bronze 2012 Hannah Morton, Ruth Hendry, Isobel Clifford, Amy Rivers, Emily Townrow

Bronze 2014 Jessica Rivers, Megan Honery, Emily Shadick, Charlotte Hatch, Elly Clifford, Nikki Stakesby- Lewis, Katie Impett

Silver 2015   Anna Doswell, Danielle Yates, Isobel Clifford, Hannah Morton, Ruth Hendry

Bronze 2018 Jodie Napthine & Isobel Hickman 

iLeaders Long Service Awards >>


Wendy Southwell was recently awarded her 60 years service award with Girls' (Life) Brigade at initially 1st Cadnam and then 1st Totton GB Companies. (Can you spot her in this picture from the 1950's of Girls Life Brigade keeping fit - Wendy made the outfits they are wearing)!


A dedicated leader of the Explorer section in our company for many years, Wendy has handed this on to other leaders now, but still plays an important part in GB each week, setting up the rooms, welcoming the Girls and their parents and collecting the subs as well as supporting the others leaders. We sincerely thank her for continued dedication to the girls and work of our company.


Other Leaders long service awards


Carol Lilly - 30 years

Margaret Woodbury 30 years

Louise Richards 20 years

Jan McCarthy 20 Years


thanks to all of them for their support and work

 Latest News -                                lLast updated March 2021

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   Breaking News


Corona Virus update


Unfortunately, our Wednesday GB meetings continue to be suspended until further notice following advice from the Government and GB Nationally. 


We are currently meeting by Zoom session in our groups and some online activties


See our Activities Page for GB@home for some Easter Activties



Explorers 5:30-7pm


5:45pm- 7:45pm


Subs just £15 per school term



   New Members Welcome


We are delighted that 1st Totton company celebrated our  88th birthday in 2020, despite a very strange year. 

We are company of approx 30 girls but there is room for a few more, especially in school  years 1 & 2 for our Explorer section.


We are currently meeting by Zoom session and online activties 

Please see information for parents page for more information



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