Ambassador award is the most cherished

LESS than four weeks are left to get nominations in for this year’s Guiton Ambassador of the Year award.

Channel swimmer Roger Allsopp received many awards when he became the oldest man to make the crossing, but he said he rated the Guiton Ambassador of the Year, part of Guernsey’s annual Awards for Achievement, as the most important. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1222694)
Channel swimmer Roger Allsopp received many awards when he became the oldest man to make the crossing, but he said he rated the Guiton Ambassador of the Year, part of Guernsey’s annual Awards for Achievement, as the most important. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1222694)

LESS than four weeks are left to get nominations in for this year’s Guiton Ambassador of the Year award.

The title recognises islanders who have gone the extra mile to promote Guernsey or who have brought credit to the Bailiwick during the last 12 months.

Roger Allsopp was last year’s winner after becoming the oldest person to swim the English Channel – at the age of 70.

He received several awards for that achievement, but said the Guiton Ambassador of the Year title had been the most important.

‘I think the Awards for Achievement are Guernsey’s premier event and I was immensely honoured to be named as the Ambassador of the Year,’ he said.

He said he was amazed his name was on the same list as such prominent previous winners as Canon Lecluze and Andy Priaulx.