A MEMBER of Whitchurch Rotary Club has received an award for their dedication to the organisation.

Maggie Allen has received a Paul Harris Fellow Award at the club's most recent virtual meeting.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who have contributed to, or who have contributions made in their name to the Rotary Foundation.

Maggie has been a key member for the Whitchurch Rotary Club over the years, serving as president from 2018 to 2019, as well as helping to distribute personal protective equipment throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Outside of her work with the Rotary Club, Maggie is an important figure at the Bradbury Care Centre, helping save the centre from closure in 2014.

Maggie said she was delighted at the surprise award.

"What a fantastic surprise at tonight's Rotary meeting," said Maggie. "I was awarded the Paul Harris Award,

"It's a great honour to have this award and I would like to thank all members of Whitchurch Rotary Club.

"I have loved joining Rotary, it’s one of the best things I have done in my life."