29th October 2014
Tony Jarvis, Director at Rowley’s has been named as this year’s President of the Rotary Club of Leicester. One of their projects this year was to enhance the Visitors Centre at Bradgate Park, a popular spot for Leicestershire people. The club is hoping to raise £150,000 for the centre in time for its centenary in 2016.
To help launch the appeal, Sir David Attenborough was invited to be the patron for the project, to be their figurehead and give the project a lot more credence.
Sir David grew up in Leicester and revealed it was his in depth study of the Brazil Wood, near Bradgate Park, that helped him secure his place to study geology at Cambridge.
As a thank you to Sir David, the Rotary Club of Leicester decided to award him a Paul Harris Fellowship. This award is given in recognition of a person’s outstanding works or achievements and is the highest accolade that can be given in the Rotary movement.
Tony was delighted to meet with Sir David, at his home in Richmond, to present him with the Paul Harris Fellowship.