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A long-standing member of the Grampian-Houston Association has been honoured by the University of Aberdeen for her charity fund-raising work.

The honorary degree of Master of the University was conferred on Mrs Juliette Paton, wife of GHA Hon. President David R. Paton O.B.E. at a graduation ceremony on 29 November, 2013.

The award was in recognition of her work for Children 1st (formerly known as the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). It supports vulnerable young people, helps them to recover from abuse and promotes their rights.

Over a 20-year period she has played a key role in raising more than £1,600,00 for the charity. She serves as Chairman of the Aberdeen fund-raising committee which organises an annual Tartan Ball in Aberdeen, a Christmas concert, ladies’ luncheon and the Buchan Barn Dance. The 2013 Tartan Ball raised £118,000. She also chairs the Aberdeen Action Group which arranges various fund-raising events in the area.

University Principal Sir Ian Diamond said Mrs Paton had fully supported the Children 1st vision of a happy, healthy, safe and secure child for every child and young person in Scotland.

“I can’t bear the idea of children being hurt. They are fragile and vulnerable,” Mrs Paton stated.

30 November, 2013