Morley Glass & Glazing managing director Ian Short has been honoured for his contributions to charity and the community this month as he was awarded a Fellowship from The Rotary Foundation in recognition of his significant support for its work.
Recipients of the Paul Harris Fellowship have demonstrated exceptional service, and are awarded in appreciation of the ‘tangible and significant assistance’ they have given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace, to water and health, the organisation is committed to working towards a better world for everyone.
As managing director of Morley Glass, Ian has taken part in a number of Rotary Club initiatives. Morley Glass & Glazing is a proud headline sponsor of the Rotary Club of Roundhay’s Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which this year raised £7000 for both local and international charities. The business also took part in the Rotary Club’s Purple Crocus programme, raising money in support of a worldwide polio vaccination programme.
Ian said: “It’s a tremendous honour to be awarded the Fellowship and I’m extremely proud to have been able to be involved in so many worthwhile projects. When I started Morley Glass & Glazing almost 20 years ago I knew I wanted to build a business that the local community could look to for support, and it’s been such a pleasure to be able to show support and give back what I can.
Last year, Morley Glass sponsored a charity auction for Runswick Bay Rescue Boat, which raised £5000 towards providing a lifeboat rescue service in the area close to Whitby, North Yorkshire. Morley also plays a huge role in ensuring local sports clubs and societies can continue to thrive through continued sponsorship. The business also sponsors a number of teams, including Morley Rugby Union Club, Millshaw Park Rangers and Mirfield Parish Cricket Club.