AFTER 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Jenny Ashman from Inkberrow has been presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Evesham.
The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a Rotary Club can bestow on a person. The award, which is rarely given to anyone who is not a member of the Rotary, acknowledges 'service above self' which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or to the world.
She was recognised for her significant voluntary fundraising support of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, helping to raise more than £1.6 million for the service.
Evesham Rotary Club treasurer, Martin King, said: “Evesham Rotary Club has been privileged to know Jenny for many years, as and she is our connection to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Two events occurred earlier this year, which led to Jenny’s Fellowship – we learnt that she was named National Air Ambulance Volunteer of the Year, plus she gave a presentation earlier this year at the Rotary District Conference where we saw just how much she aligned herself of the Rotary motto – ‘Service above Self.”
“This is first time that Evesham Rotary Club has made a non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow, which is an indication of the club’s regard for her dedication and commitment to the communities that Midlands Air Ambulance Charity serves.”
The award winner said: “I am honoured to have been given the Paul Harris Fellow, and I’ve been on cloud nine ever since receiving it. I truly enjoy volunteering with the charity and have been blessed by a terrific level of support from local fundraisers and donors.”
Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “Jenny is extremely deserving of this honour and we are extremely lucky that she chose to volunteer for us all those years ago. Through her voluntary activities and the tremendous support she receives from local fundraisers, she has helped fund over 640 life saving missions in the Midlands area.”
For more information about the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity visit midlandsairambulance.com or call the team on 0800 8 40 20 40.