International & Foundation

Michael Peacock award  awarded to Emmelieve den Breejen

At the beginning of July at Papendrecht, in the Netherlands , the coveted Michael Peacock award was awarded for the second time. The award was created in memory of Michael Peacock, and is awarded to a pupil from De Lage Waard secondary school in Papendrecht a school Michael had close ties with. The Award which reads: “Awarded for an outstanding contribution to international understanding and friendship in memory of Michael Peacock of the Rotary Club of Battle who himself contributed so much.” is handed out each year to the student or students who are deemed to have done most for international Friendship. This year’s winner was Emmelieve den Breejen. She was given the award for her charity work in Mombassa, Kenia, helping to build a school, handing out food parcels and doing social work. The ceremony was part of the annual graduation ceremony. It is worth noting that this friendly, modest girl, graduated with the equivalent of British A levels, with flying colours, earning an official ‘cum laude’ diploma. Her scholarly and charity achievements much impressed the audience, and the congratulatory letter, kindly provided by Bill Juby, President of the Rotary Club of Battle, was much appreciated. We all look forward to finding another worthy recipient next year.