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A superhero without a cape

A superhero without a cape

A long-serving Leicestershire Rotarian has been honoured for her efforts with a prestigious Rotary award.

Rotarian Chris Davies has been presented with one of just 150 ‘Service Above Self’ awards by Rotary International.

Chris Davies with her Service Above Self Award.

It is Rotary’s highest award and recognizes those who, through their own work, demonstrate Rotary’s motto by volunteering their time and talent to help others.

The award is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide. Chris, who is a member of Market Harborough Rotary Club in Leicestershire, was described as “a superhero without a cape” by District Governor, Steve Howe, when she was presented with the award at the District 1070 conference in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Chris has held a number of key roles for Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland including Chair of the Learning & Development Team, and is a member of the first Regional Board. She has been heavily involved with training for Rotary International, alongside chairing three District Grants, as well as sourcing a Global Grant for a pain management palliative care project in Ethiopia.

“Besides being membership lead at her own club in Market Harborough, and a very effective one too, Chris is also very busy helping her church,” added Steve.