THE woman who set up a charity with the specific aim to make refugees feel welcome in Glasgow, has been honoured with a prestigious award.

Selina Hales, founder of Refuweegee and former Evening Times Community Champion award winner, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Selina, who lives on Glasgow’s South Side, set up the charity in 2015 in response to what she felt was a lack of compassion for the migrant crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean.

Today, the charity hands out more than 120 welcome packs each month as well as prams, school essentials and clothing.

Selina said: “To see Glasgow and Scotland respond the way they have to Refuweegee is wonderful.

“To be able to welcome 120-150 people every month with community-built welcome packs, prams, school essentials, clothing and community events is a privilege and a beautiful example of Scotland’s welcoming of displaced people.”