Awards for Ro­tar­i­ans

Lancashire Life - - OUTDOOR EVENTS -

Ro­tar­i­ans from Lan­cashire and Cum­bria have fea­tured strongly in the last five an­nual awards evenings for Cham­pi­ons of Change, de­signed to salute un­sung heroes. Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional in Great Britain and Ire­land launched the awards af­ter the con­cept was put for­ward by Her­bert Chat­ters, of Lytham. Since then, more than 50 cham­pi­ons have been hon­oured with eight com­ing from this re­gion. There is also a sec­tion for non-ro­tar­i­ans.

Her­bert has now handed over the run­ning of the glit­ter­ing awards night to An­to­nia Wil­liams at Ro­tary’s Re­source Cen­tre. Many se­nior politi­cians and mem­bers of the Lords have given their sup­port.

Founder and or­gan­iser Her­bert Chat­ters (right) pictured with Lord Wil­liam Hague and Baroness Har­ris of Richmond, deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, to­gether with Lytham Ro­tar­ian, Joy Chat­ters (left) and then Na­tional Ro­tary pres­i­dent Eve Con­way

War­ring­ton Ro­tar­ian Irene Rus­sell re­ceived her Cham­pi­ons of Change from Lord Hague for her work, with husband Eric (right) in es­tab­lish­ing Rise for Hunger food packs in the UK. They have also been out to Africa pro­vid­ing hands-on de­liv­ery to some of the most dan­ger­ous ar­eas. Also pictured is the then Na­tional Ro­tary pres­i­dent Eve Con­way

Keswick Ro­tar­ian Graham Thomp­son chaired the town’s Flood Ac­tion Group and was at the fore­front of the ac­tion for 10 days dur­ing the worst of the floods in 2015. Also at­tend­ing was the then newly elected MP for Copeland Trudy Harrison (right). They are pictured with Lord Hague and Ro­tary pres­i­dent Eve Con­way

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