On 21 July, I was honoured with an award from my Rotary Club, who nominated me for the Rotary International Zone 8 (Australasian) “Outstanding Humanitarian of Year Award 2020”. Each Rotary District is part of 6 worldwide Zones, with Australia’s being part of Zone 8, which includes oceanic nations like Australia, New Zealand, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.
I am overwhelmed and humbled by this acknowledgement of the work of Operation Hope Australia Ltd in supporting Refugees and Internally displaced people in Northern Iraq.
I accepted this award publicly acknowledging my deep thanks to my husband Kim Henley for all the love and support he has given to me and with our projects of Operation Hope.
Thanks also to my Rotary Club – Toronto New South Wales, Australia
I am proud to share this award with Sarah Brown for her incredible work with indigenous people in Central Australia requiring dialysis. Her work can be viewed on the webpage: http://www.purplehouse.org.au