Rotary Peace Award
Recipient Clive Knowles and wife Tracy with the Judging Committee
LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD AND THE ROTARY PEACE AWARD
Rotary International District 1180 District Governor 2016-7 Molly Youd presenting the Rotary Peace Award (Sponsored by Typhoo) to Clive Knowles of the British Iron Works at Oswestry for his work with getting knives off the streets and the creation of the Knife Angel and to Medicines Sans Frontieres
On Monday 3rd July 2017 at the evening concert, Rotary International District 1180 awarded the Rotary Peace Award. The adudicating committee found it very difficult to decide on just the one winner so, with District agreement, two trophies were awarded this year.
This year the award is sponsored by Typhoo and is to recognise an individual or organisation who has contributed to the furtherance of peace & understanding throughout peoples of the world. The award is open to anyone from any country.
The first International Musical Eisteddfod was held in Llangollen in 1947. In the years since then it has become one of the world’s great music festivals. It began as a way of healing worldwide wounds following the end of the Second World War.
Llangollen falls within the area of Rotary International District 1180 which consists of 82 clubs spanning from Mid Wales up to Lancashire and includes all of North Wales, Wirral, Merseyside, parts of Shropshire and Cheshire.
Rotary International is a global organisation made of up of 1.23 million men and women Rotarians, 18+, who take part in humanitarian projects to help others in local, national and international communities. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self”. Rotarians all over the world donate their skills and time to help others less fortunate than themselves.
Rotary has been single-handedly responsible for eradicating Polio globally with the help of the Gates Foundation who match all donations two-to-one, up to US$35 million per year. We are very nearly there.
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