Grantham Rotarian John receives highest honour

John Asher with his Rotarian Award.
John Asher with his Rotarian Award.

A local man has been recognised for his years of service for the benefit of others.

In 2007 Rotarian John Asher set up a scheme to help those who had been caught up in disaster-hit areas around the world.

Called Trade Aid or a Business in a Box, John and his colleagues send sets of high quality tools and equipment to places that desperately need them.

The boxes cover a range of skills and include those of carpenter, builder and even seamstress and teacher. They enable individuals and families to become self-sufficient.

John received his Service-Above-Self Award at a recent Rotary conference. This is the movement’s highest honour which is only given to about 150 members world-wide each year.

John is the owner and founder of Asher Swimpool Centre in Fulbeck.

Trade Aid is a charity run entirely by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven. For further information go to www.trade-aid.org