Rotary service awards

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Three Scarborough fundraisers have been honoured by Rotary International for their long-standing contribution to a popular charity walk.

Jane Moment, Tracey Shaw and Paula Holloway have between them given a total of 64 years’ service to the Crown Tavern walk.

Jane has served for 22 years as committee chairman, Tracey has been treasurer for 23 years and Paula has been a committee member for 19 years.

The ladies have now been presented with Paul Harris Fellowships in recognition of their efforts.

Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, founded Rotary in 1905 and today Rotary clubs can honour any individual who meets the high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris and Rotary.

A Paul Harris Fellow receives a certificate, a medallion and a gold pin.

Over the years, the ladies have made a huge contribution to the organisation and success of the Crown tavern walk.

In 2006, under the direction of the then Rotary President, the late Ian Forbes, and Ray Springall, who has been involved with the walk for 34 years, the event became known as the Rotary Crown Tavern Walk.

This year was the 36th annual walk with sponsored walkers collecting a record £12,500, which was distributed amongst local charities.

Scarborough Rotary President David Rhodes said: “These remarkable ladies have worked consistently hard over a long period to enable a considerable amount of money to be donated to worthy local causes.

“On behalf of Rotary I am privileged to be able to honour them in this manner.”

The walk is held in early May each year on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend.

It features a choice of two walks - either the 22-mile route from Hawsker back to the pub at Falsgrave, or the eight-mile walk from the Hayburn Wyke.