The highest accolade the Rotary Club has, the Paul Harris Award, was recently awarded to Meg Daniels of the Farnham Institute Charity.

In making the award, Farnham Weyside Rotary president John Lewis praised the work of the Farnham Institute in its support of many aspects of the local community, including Rotary’s Festival of Transport which, in turn, benefits local charities.

In its support for Rotary, Farnham Institute helps its other work and humanitarian programmes.

The award is named for Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary who, with three other business associates, in February 1905, founded the organisation that has become a leading international charity.

The Farnham Institute was founded in 1890 by George Trimmer, a brewer and benefactor of Farnham. He established Trimmers Cottage Hospital, which is now the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Farnham Weyside Rotary Club ( is always keen to welcome new members of all ages and backgrounds.