Liz Hudson, one of the founder Trustees of Macclesfield Youth Brass Band, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club.
“Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International,” explained Rotarian Sue Bowen at the award presentation, “and we give Fellowships as a way of paying respect to local leaders who have demonstrated commitment to his ideal of community service. Liz’s commitment to the youth band and more recently to the Moss Rose Community Band which teaches adult beginners as well as children, is greatly valued by all those involved and by the wider community in Macclesfield.”
The award was a well kept surprise for Liz and was made at the weekly Rotary Club meeting on Monday evening at Macclesfield Golf Club.
Liz, who lives near Mottram St Andrew, was delighted to receive the award and said:
“When we started the youth band six years ago we really had no idea where it would take us, but it has been quite a journey. We rarely look backwards as there is always so much to plan and do in the future but it is very nice to receive this award from Rotary who have always been so supportive of the band.”
Liz is a Chartered Accountant and is Treasurer for the youth band as well as Musical Director for the Training section which has around 40 members and rehearses every Friday evening at Fallibroome Academy. Liz also works for CVS Cheshire East in Macclesfield and has advised and helped many other local community groups with funding and all aspects of running their organisations.
For more information about Macclesfield Youth Brass Band visit www.mybb.org.uk