New Lodge Arts were delighted to attend the Rotary Belfast event in the Europa Hotel on Monday 15th February 2016 and were awarded the John A Savage Memorial Trophy and Bursary for their commitment to supporting young people in North Belfast.
The John A Savage Memorial Trophy and Bursary is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community. Inaugurated in 2009 the Cup has been specially refurbished and created in memory of former member the late John Savage.
John Savage was a Club member who died nearly 20 years ago. He carried out exceptional work on the Youth Committee for NI and had a great passion for young people and encouraging them into leadership and scouting. Walter Rader gave a thoughtful introduction about John’s life and his belief in supporting and nurturing young people. He added that New Lodge Arts were a fantastic organisation detailing their passion for developing young people in north Belfast.
President Ronnie Porter presented the Cup and £200 Bursary to Katrina Newell, Head of Arts and Youth Development along with Geraldine Wilkins, Chair of the Board, and Anne Delaney, Arts Programme and Operations Manager who expressed their thanks.