Rugby League star Robbie Hunter-Paul was the special guest at Halifax’s Calder Rotary’s 34th Charter Anniversary.
New Zealand born Robbie acted as the special guest speaker at the event.
The Bradford Bulls’ chief executive officer spoke about his successful career in rugby and congratulated the Rotary club on receiving another award for its members’ community work.
Most recently, members of the club have been involved in planting thousands of trees throughout Halifax.
This has been in a bid to clear up eyesores in public areas, to remove invasive balsam plant from parkland and to help local schools with environmental projects.
Guests from Rotary Clubs elsewhere were also present at the event. One of these was the Yorkshire District Governor for Rotary, Mark Stewart-Clarke.
Mr Stewart-Clarke presented a Gold Certificate to the club in recognition of the foundation’s environmental work.
This award comes on the charter anniversary, shortly after Halifax Calder Rotary Club received a National Community Award from Rotary International last month.