Judge John Deed star Jenny Seagrove given honorary rotary honour

A well-known and much loved actress has been appointed an honorary member of a city's Rotary Club.

Jenny Seagrove has been appointed an Honorary member ofthe Rotary Club of The City of Wolverhampton
Jenny Seagrove has been appointed an Honorary member ofthe Rotary Club of The City of Wolverhampton

The City of Wolverhampton Rotary Club has appointed Jenny Seagrove as an honorary member, continuing links which have run for nearly seven years.

Mrs Seagrove visited the City of Wolverhampton club in 2014, giving an inspirational talk to a full audience of Rotarians and guests.

The actress, who has appeared in films such as Local Hero and The Guardian as well as TV series Judge John Deed, became friends with district governor and club president Richard Green and has maintained links with the club since.

Her father and grandfather were Rotarians and she recently delivered one of the series ‘Rotary Together Talks,’ in which she spoke about how honoured she felt to be asked to be involved.

She said: "I am thrilled to become an Honorary Rotarian, joining an organisation that does such amazing work around the world."

Mrs Seagrove also supports a number of charities including the Rotary Jaipur Limb project, of which she is a patron and which, formed in 1984, provides prostheses free of charge to amputees in India and Africa.

The actress is also a founder of the Mane Chance Horse sanctuary in Surrey

She has addressed a number of Rotary District conferences, talking about her passion, the Mane Chance Horse sanctuary of which is she is the founder.

The sanctuary, established to give a home to neglected and ill-treated horses, provides support and healing to disadvantaged and terminally ill children, who gain comfort and mental wellbeing by visiting the sanctuary and interacting with the horses.

The sanctuary also has a partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, providing sessions which qualify students for the volunteering part of the award.

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