A Brixham man, who raised thousands of pounds for local charities, has been honoured by his Rotary Club.
David Sharpe has been made a “Multiple Paul Harris Fellow” by the Rotary Club of Brixham in recognition of his fundraising efforts over 28 years.
David is already a member of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship and this recognition is a further acknowledgement of his work for Rotary.
David received a special medal, which includes a small sapphire from President, John Burt at a Rotary meeting. A bouquet of flowers was also presented to David’s wife, Marilyn who supports him in all the fundraising events.
Created in 1957, the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship award is named in honour of the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary International in 1905. It is given to show appreciation for contribution to the goals of world peace and international understanding.
John Burt, President of the Rotary Club of Brixham said: “David Sharpe has given outstanding service to the Rotary ethos of “Service Above Self” over and beyond the call of duty. He has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. We also are grateful for the support of David’s wife, Marilyn in fundraising. The award, the Paul Harris Fellowship, is one of the highest made by Rotary for outstanding personal service.”
David Sharpe said: “I am honoured to receive this award. It is a great privilege and I am so pleased that my wife, Marilyn’s practical assistance has also been recognised. We have both enjoyed being involved in Rotary and treasure the friends we have made.
“I couldn’t do any of these fundraising events without the support of Rotary members and their families.”
Over the years, David has been President of Brixham Rotary twice, raffled cars, organised the Father Christmas tour of Brixham, 8 charity shop openings, and charity dinners. His latest fundraising event is the forthcoming bumper, charity concert organised by the Rotary Club of Brixham which takes place on Saturday, 23rd April at 7.30pm at the Brixham Theatre.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is undertaking a national membership recruitment campaign and is looking for women and men of all ages to join their local clubs and make a world of difference to their local community.
To find out more about the Rotary Club of Brixham, or to join, please contact Jeremy Hanley on 01803.882317 or e-mail email@example.comFollow