Rotary award for charitable lady who supports children in Africa
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