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Community and Charity Campaigners to Receive Honorary Senior Fellowships

Two leading community and charity campaigners are to receive honorary Senior Fellowships from Liverpool Hope University.

Lynne Tembey is former Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union - a leading Christian charity dedicated to supporting families worldwide. 

She’s spent 40 years helping those in need - not just women but those from all walks of life - through charitable projects across the globe.  

Meanwhile Reverend Canon Malcolm Rogers, of St Gabriel’s Church, Huyton, is a long-time campaigner against hate crime. 

He organised a series of events in the wake of the racially-motivated murder of Liverpool teenager Anthony Walker, 18, in 2005 and is a key member of the Anthony Walker Trust. 

And their achievements will now be recognised during a Foundation Day service at Hope on Wednesday 22nd January. 

Lynne, based in Redcar, North Yorkshire and who was also awarded an OBE in March last year, said: “I am truly humbled and feel incredibly blessed to be receiving such an amazing award. 

“I thank those who proposed me and the awards committee for considering and recommending me. 

“I accept with gratitude, thanking Mothers’ Union members worldwide whom I have had the privilege to work alongside on my journey of faith.”

Reverend Rogers, Bishop of Liverpool's Canon for Reconciliation, was praised by Hope for his work to improve community cohesion in Knowsley. 

He added: “It is such an honour to receive this award from Liverpool Hope University. 

“As a former student, with very fond memories of life on campus, I can trace much of what I’m doing now in the field of reconciliation back to those years when I was first challenged to live alongside others of different traditions, faiths and experiences.”  

Foundation Day comes just before Hope’s Winter Graduation, which will see another worthy person recognised for their contribution to society. 

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity for his leadership of the Church in the North of England, as well as his contributions to public discourse on matters of faith and social justice.

Published on 21/01/2020