On Tuesday 5th of April Sarah Avery, Manager of Family Space, was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for her work at #Feed Cheltenham. The Fellowship is awarded “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world”.
#FeedCheltenham is a Family Space project and supports individuals and families in need by taking donations from the public to buy pre-paid supermarket vouchers which are then used to buy essential food and supplies. The work of #FeedCheltenham has been crucial in supporting those in need locally during the pandemic.
Sarah was surprised to receive this award as she attended the Rotary Club event to be presented with a cheque for Family Space!
Find out more about #FeedCheltenham’s good work here: https://feedcheltenham.weebly.com/feedcheltenham-story-and-facts.html#/
About the Rotary Club and the Paul Harris Fellowship
Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, founded the Rotary Club in 1905 so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful lifelong friendships. The Rotary Club established the Paul Harris Fellowship in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study.
At the International Assembly in 1979, incoming Rotary International President James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to annually make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow.
This year marks the centenary of Cheltenham Rotary Club; you can find more information about the good work they do in the community here: https://www.cheltenhamrotary.org.uk/