Palfrey Award 2018

The Rotary Club of Stourbridge has presented the Palfrey Award 2018 to Graham Beckley

On the 24th May 2018 the Palfrey Award was presented to Graham Beckley by the Rotary Club of Stourbridge in recognition of the prominent and active role he has taken as a team member working to clean up the River Stour, giving much time and effort to this cause, which is a continuing project.
The full citation reads as follows:

The Palfrey Award is presented to you by the Rotary Club of Stourbridge in recognition of your sustained commitment and determination as a local community champion, both as a campaigner for the environment and as a valued member of working groups.

You have taken a prominent and active role as a team member working to clean up the River Stour, giving much time and effort to this cause, which is a continuing project.  You have created an extensive photographic record of the Stour from its source to where it joins the River Severn. That has been a painstaking and thorough undertaking over a considerable period of time, culminating in two exhibitions and the publication of a book.

Also, we applaud your close involvement with the Black Country Society and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Stourbridge Branch, as an enthusiastic volunteer, always willing to help with a practical and positive approach.

The Rotary Club of Stourbridge congratulates you upon your achievements to date and recognises that you continue to make an immense contribution to the community.