Ro­tary award for char­i­ta­ble lady who sup­ports chil­dren in Africa

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE RAMBLERS -

A CHAR­ITY founder has been given an award for out­stand­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Judy Roper, who set up Des­tiny Chil­dren which sup­ports dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in Kenya, was pre­sented with the Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship award by the Ro­tary Club of Mac­cles­field in recog­ni­tion of her ded­i­ca­tion.

Mrs Roper, 60, who lives on Manor Cres­cent, Tyther­ing­ton, said: “I spent 14 years grow­ing up in Kenya and set­ting up the school in 2009 was a way of giv­ing some­thing back. This Fel­low­ship is an un­ex­pected hon­our which I should like to share with the com­mit­tee mem­bers of Des­tiny Chil­dren, the ded­i­cated staff of Des­tiny Gar­den School, and all the char­ity’s gen­er­ous spon­sors and supporters.”

Des­tiny Gar­den School, in Mom­basa, is in one of the poor­est parts of the city and many pupils are HIV pos­i­tive or or­phans.

Adrian Rams­den, pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Mac­cles­field, said: “Des­tiny Chil­dren is run en­tirely by vol­un­teers like Judy and 100 per cent of the money it raises is sent to the school.”

●● Judy gets her award from Adrian Rams­den

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