Highest award for Rotarian
A ROTARIAN has been presented with the movement’s highest award. Dr Malcolm Brook was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship by Ashford Rotary Club president Dr Stuart McRae. The Paul Harris Fellowship is the highest award that can be given to a Rotarian. The award, named after the founder of Rotary, is given to senior Rotarians for “exceptional service” to the movement. In addition to his service within Rotary, Dr Brook is also the chairman of the League of Friends of the William Harvey Hospital. The Friends have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Ashford hospital over the years. Dr Brook and his wife Kitty are also closely connected with the Umtha Welanga charity which is a community organisation that helps orphans, mainly infected with or affected by Aids, in the sprawling township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa.