The Club was delighted to award the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship to Owner of Smiths Orchard Garden Centre, Helen Bradwell in recognition of the many years of the help and assistance that she and her employees have given to the Club particularly in relation to the Christmas Collections and the never ending amount of coins they cheerfully count and bag up for us - remember this year alone we collected £12,000 in coins so this is no small task - not only is this the first time Grays Thurrock Rotary Club has awarded this to someone outside of the Club but it is also the first time a woman has been recognised so we are very proud to be breaking new ground on many fronts.
Helen receiving her surprise award last week from President Elaine
On receiving the award, Helen declared "Thank you so much for the honour given me and my company through the Paul Harris Fellowship award - I am very proud to be associated with Grays Thurrock Rotary Club, its charities and long term aspirations such as the eradication of polio -Thank you again for the honour