Rotarian honoured

Rotarian Robbie Middleton receives his award from Lord Hague and Rotary President Eve Conway.
Credit: Chris Woods Photography, London
Rotarian Robbie Middleton receives his award from Lord Hague and Rotary President Eve Conway. Credit: Chris Woods Photography, London
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Portlethen & District Rotarian Robbie Middleton has been honoured in the House of Lords with Rotary’s Champions of Change Award for his outstanding work in supporting orphans in Uganda.

Robbie was chosen to receive the award after more than 20 years of raising funds to support orphans in the Kabale and Bubaare area of South Uganda.

Most recently, he directed a project that oversaw the building of classrooms and a girls’ dormitory and toilets at the Amazing Love School.

Robbie joined ten other previously unsung Rotary heroes to receive his award at a ceremony hosted by Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Harris of Richmond, who told Rotarians and guests: “The reputation of Rotary goes before you with your extraordinary work and we are very privileged to have you here in the Palace of Westminster.”

Former Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Hague of Richmond, congratulated each recipient in presenting the awards. He said Rotarians should be extremely proud of their work.

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (www.rotarygbi.org) is a volunteer service organisation where members use their skills and their time to improve the lives of others. There are nearly 1,800 Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland and 50,000 members. Rotary is open to anyone aged 18 and upwards. All that is required is a positive attitude and a sense of adventure. There are 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.