The Rotary Club of Enniskillen's new president has chosen a children's charity as his charity of choice during his term.

Kerr Fulton-Peebles, who started his new role on July 1, selected Action for Children and already has a well-established relationship with the organisation, a key player in community support.

He said: "In Action for Children, I recognise an organisation that fulfils the same purpose that my earlier role fulfilled and so cannot imagine a more appropriate charity to support.”

During a recent visit to Action for Children’s Early Intervention Family Support service and the Floating Support Service in Enniskillen, Mr Fulton-Peebles engaged in detailed discussions with Lisa McGarvey, Alison Kettyle, and Paul Kellagher.

They spoke about issues including childhood poverty, youth homelessness, and how the charity works to support families through various interventions.

Action for Children also runs Rossorry Grove Supported Accommodation, a facility consisting of 13 flats with permanent staff, along with a Northern Ireland-wide fostering service.

There are 4,000 children in Northern Irish foster care and although the charity has foster families in Fermanagh, it is desperate for more people to come forward.

Paul Kellagher, services manager at Action for Children, said: "We are delighted that Mr Fulton-Peebles has decided to support Action for Children during his time as President.

"We are seeing the impacts of child poverty almost every day in our services.

"The support of the Rotary Club of Enniskillen will allow us to make a real difference to local people."