Glebe House Receives An International Honour

Rotary Club Honours Glebe House

Rotary Club Honours Glebe House

Kilclief-based charity Harmony Community Trust which runs Glebe House in Strangford was one of four recipients of an International Peace Award bestowed by the Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas.

The Rotary Club of Belfast hosted the presentation of these inaugural San Antonio International Peace Awards to local charities: Harmony Community Trust; Mary Peters Trust, R-City Belfast, and PeacePlayers NI at their Club meeting Monday 18 July.

The Harmony Community Trust Award and £1,000 Bursary was accepted by the Trust’s Honorary Treasurer David Boyd and for the Mary Peters Trust by Lady Mary Peters and Board Member Will Doggart; R-City Belfast by Senior Manager Alan Waite and Donovan Evit and PeacePlayers NI by CEO Gareth Harper.

Harmony Community Trust’s Honorary Treasurer David Boyd accepting the award from (from left) JC Clapsaddle, San Antonio Rotary Club, Steven Costello, President, The Rotary Club of Belfast and Jack Maguire, San Antonio Rotary Club.

All recipients greatly thanked the San Antonio Club for the award and Bursary noting they were very appreciative of the support and the much needed funding will immediately be put to great use.

The recipients have been selected locally by the Belfast Club for their outstanding work for peace and reconciliation and young people and we are delighted to present the inaugural awards to these charities.”

Harmony Community Trust is a cross-community organisation founded in1975, to deliver programmes and promote community relations and social inclusion, with a mission statement “to enable all people to explore divisive barriers and develop self-confidence to build mutual respect, tolerance and trust through positive shared experience”.

They do this by providing programmes and activities for children, young people and adults which enable them to come together and overcome the barriers put up by poverty, disadvantage, social exclusion, isolation and divisions in society.