Ely Hereward Rotary Club members take American graduate under their wing

Ashley with Hereward Club member Janet Porter and Hereward helper David Gascoigne at the Potato Race

Ashley with Hereward Club member Janet Porter and Hereward helper David Gascoigne at the Potato Race. - Credit: Archant

The Ely Hereward Rotary Club has welcomed a university graduate from the USA to Ely to give them help and advice about living abroad.

This year’s rotary global scholar is Ashley Ferguson from Charlottesville, who is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Ashley is studying at Churchill College, Cambridge, for a masters’ degree in medical science, which she is combining with continuing her Cancer Research project work at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Ashley’s introduction to Ely came when she was invited to help the Hereward Rotary Club marshal the annual Ely Potato Race, which raises funds for local charities and good causes.

The club has hosted a rotary global scholar from overseas for a number of years. They invite them to local events, take them to visit local places of interest and other local rotary clubs.


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The club provides a point of contact for help and advice for someone living abroad for the first time.

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