A BALLOCH girl guide volunteer is heading to a London red carpet to pick up a top award.

Lauren Evans, 26, who earned a prestigious Queen’s Guide award, will join hundreds of fellow award winners at the upcoming Girlguiding Celebrates event in England's Capitals West End. 

A chemistry PhD student, Lauren - who joined the girlguides when she was 12 - has been working to improve drug delivery systems for cancer therapy.

The exciting event in November will honour many of girlguiding’s most recent award-winning volunteers and other members nominated for the amazing things they have done. 

The unforgettable afternoon event is set to be hosted by BBC Radio and TV Presenter, Harpz Kaur will see attendees walk the red carpet like true VIPs before enjoying a fun-packed event with performances in a special variety show. 

Lauren, the second Balloch Guides and Rangers unit leader, said: “Achieving my Queen’s Guide award was a challenging journey. 

"It is a huge honour to be invited to Girlguiding Celebrates.

"I can’t wait to mingle with others making a difference and see the vast impact girlguiding members have made.

“Girlguiding has facilitated ‘a first time’ for almost everything in my life, and now a first for walking down the red carpet, at what I’m sure will be the event of the year.”

The Queen’s Guide award is the highest award young women can work towards in girlguiding. 

It provides the opportunity to develop skills, give back to guiding and support local communities.

Girlguiding instilled in me a mindset of 'let's give it a go,' encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone, and that is exactly how I approached my Queen’s Guide Award,” Lauren added.

Catherine Marsh leader with 2nd Balloch Guides said: “Lauren is a remarkable young woman.

"She is a fantastic role model not only for the girls but also for all of the leaders.  

"No matter what challenges Lauren faces through guiding and within her personal life, she always carries out her duties with grace and a smile on her face.”

The Girlguiding Celebrates event will be held on November 25 at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square.