Rotary UK votes Founder Patricia Parker MBE ‘Outstanding International Woman of the Year’.

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has voted Patricia Parker MBE, our Founder, “Outstanding International Woman of the Year” for her work with Kids for Kids in Darfur.   “Of all people in this country it is Rotarians who understand how to help people in the best possible way” said Patricia.  “Kids for Kids puts into practice the Rotary priorities: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education, and helping communities develop.  Rotary is the hope of the Third World, and for the children of the village of Mugrin they are the future.”

RIBI has over 1,800 clubs consisting of more than 50,000 members. Rotarians help improve the lives of people in communities both at home and abroad and when Patricia realised the extent of the needs of the children in Darfur last year, she did all she could to speak to as many Clubs as possible.

Mugrin is the village which the 100 Clubs of Rotary District 1145 are determined to adopt this year.  “I cannot quite believe that I have been voted as their International Woman” said Patricia “but if it will get people to remember the children of Darfur, then it could not be at a better time.   Children are dying of starvation out of sight of the world.   But they are not forgotten by Rotary.   Thank you  Jenny, Peter, James, Anees, Terry  and all you wonderful Rotarians.  The world needs you.” Rotarians, the world over, believe by helping people to help themselves, you give people the means to improve their own lives. You can see why Rotary supports Kids for Kids.

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