Queen Elizabeth honours SA woman with Commonwealth Point of Light Award
CAPE TOWN – The Artscape Theatre’s chief executive Marlene le Roux has received the Commonwealth Point of Light Award.
The award has been created to recognise outstanding volunteers that have delivered a significant impact on the lives of others and for creating innovative approaches to social challenges.
Le Roux has been recognised by the Queen of England for her tireless work in the disability sector.
“I sincerely receive this esteemed honour with gratitude. It is a privilege for me to represent the African continent. Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to have a son, Adam, also with a disability. This has taught me about life challenges, especially for mothers and caregivers who are tasked to nurture such gifts.”
Today's Commonwealth #PointsofLight winner Marlene Le Roux has dedicated her life to community empowerment & #disability rights, working with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to develop @TutuLegacy 🇿🇦— CHOGM London 2018 (@Commonwealth18) February 7, 2018
See Marlene's full story: https://t.co/6mPIVfc5Yg #ourCommonwealth @UKinSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/u79ciKh2PG
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)
This article first appeared on EWN : Queen Elizabeth honours SA woman with Commonwealth Point of Light Award