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Rotary bursary delights medical student

Helen Groves receives the Bursary from Ivan Conner President of Lisburn Rotary and Sandra McCabe, 2nd Vice President. US2107-106A0

Helen Groves receives the Bursary from Ivan Conner President of Lisburn Rotary and Sandra McCabe, 2nd Vice President. US2107-106A0

LISBURN Rotary Club has awarded its annual bursary to a student who will put her medical skills to good use in India this summer.

Helen Groves, who attends Queens University, was delighted when she was told she was this year's recipient of the 500 award.

She said: "I was told about the various bursaries available to medical students during their elective year and I applied to Lisburn Rotary Club and got an interview. I couldn't believe it when they offered the bursary to me. I feel very privileged to have been selected.'

The Rathriland girl will spend her time at the Duncan Hospital in Raxauil, which is located at the foothills of the Himalayas.

"I'll be working with the Emmanuel Hospital Association and this was organised for me by the 'Serving In Mission' group," explained Helen.

"I will spend six weeks helping the medical team by assisting in surgery and working on the wards and I hope to also get involved with community health projects.

"The area I am going to is remote and mountainous and it will be good to have the chance to experience a new culture. I am really looking forward to it and I would like to thank the Rotary Club in Lisburn for their support."

  • The Rotary Club of Lisburn has a Trust Fund from which a bursary of 500 will be awarded annually. For more information visit www.lisburnrotary.co.uk

Ulster Star
01/06/2007