Charity worker’s university recognition

Fundraiser Anita Smith MBE with University of Northampton vice-chancellor Nick Petford
Fundraiser Anita Smith MBE with University of Northampton vice-chancellor Nick Petford

Anita Smith MBE, from Orlingbury, has been presented with an honorary fellowship by the University of Northampton for more than two decades of charity work on behalf of a hospital in The Gambia.

She founded the Bansang Hospital Appeal, backed by county residents and the Northants Telegraph.

Anita said: “When I first opened the letter saying that I had been awarded an Honorary Fellowship, I couldn’t believe it.”