International heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland were honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May.
Unsung heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland were honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May.
The Lord Mayor of Cardiff hosted the event in the City Hall, along with other local dignitaries and supporting Rotarians.
The winners were presented with their awards by National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ Chair Peter Kellner and President Denis Spiller. Bob Parfitt
Bob completed outstanding work to help orphaned children in Croatia, leading to being presented with the International Champions of Change award.
Back in the nineties Bob was moved to Croatia, where the war was just coming to an end, leaving a huge number of displaced persons, including orphans who had seen sights that nobody should witness.
He organised convoys of at least five vehicles at a time and subsequently sent aid consignments using road trains to a vast number of people living below the poverty line.
As if this were not enough, Bob has helped equip a hospital in the Gambia over the last two decades and has visited Bansang to assess what is most needed.
He went on to equip schools in Sierra Leone, another country ripped apart by war.
His sourcing of medical and kitchen items for Mercy Ships is inspiring and he stays aboard the ship in Liberia to give practical help.
From Bob Lymn:I am delighted to have accompanied Bob to receive his Champion of Change award for which he was nominated by our club. A just reward for fantastic work. A true Rotarian
* This was lifted from the Mother Club Website