Patricia Cooper honoured for services to refugees

Mrs Patricia Cooper, of St Barnabas Church in Roseneath, Wellington; has just been made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Mrs Cooper is the Diocesan Refugee Resettlement Co-ordinator and has worked alongside Catholic Social Services and the New Zealand Red Cross to help facilitate the Diocese’s efforts towards housing former refugees who arrive in Wellington.  The recognition was made, coincidentally, on World Refugee Day, and as the award states, was made “in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”