Tauranga lawyer Denise Arnold has been awarded the annual Robert Anderson Memorial Award.
The award, commemorating Tauranga social justice worker Dr Robert Anderson, is presented by Amnesty International Tauranga Moana to recognise outstanding contributions to human rights, peace and social justice.
Mrs Arnold received the award for her work in helping children in Cambodia to receive an education. She established the Cambodia Charitable Trust in 2008, which has the objective of providing free, quality education to Cambodian children, especially girls.
Every eight months Mrs Arnold travels for two weeks to visit the schools, teachers and children in Cambodia. All work for the Cambodia Charitable Trust is on a voluntary basis and this allows for 100% of donations received to pass directly to the schools.
Mrs Arnold is a director with Tauranga law firm Lyon O'Neale Arnold Lawyers Ltd.