CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS
These awards will be made to children up to the age of 19 or families who have shown exceptional courage and fortitude over the year 2013-14 as a result of a child’s disability or illness. This will be a Club initiative within District 1070 and separate from any national awards.
The child/family will be identified by schools or local charities and then nominated for an award by the local Rotary club either as an individual club or jointly with other local clubs.
A Club co-ordinator will need to be selected and will publicise this event at the beginning of the Rotary year before organising Rotarian visitors to local schools to explain the awards. The awards will be presented at a high profile event to which local dignitaries or celebrities will be invited. It is hoped local businesses will become involved with Rotary by sponsoring these awards.
DG Rotarian Margaret Morley hopes that clubs will adopt Children of Courage as one of its projects for the year 2013-14. The project crosses Rotary team boundaries and, whilst recognising courage in the community, gives the opportunity for Rotary itself to be recognised at a high profile event.
District Contact: Rotarian Liz McCartney, Rotary Club of Biggleswade Ivel