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Prize winnings go towards refurbishment of staffroom

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ANGEL OF THE YEAR winners from the Princess Elizabeth Hospital have donated their winnings to refurbish the theatre staffroom.

PEH theatre staff with their newly-refurbished staff room. Left to right: Katrina Bray, from Ravenscroft, Hannah Clark, Mary Carre, Martyn Sarre, from Officemaker, and Marina Bull. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 26710131)

The award, sponsored by Ravenscroft, is part of the Pride of Guernsey Awards, organised by the Guernsey Press.

It was won by the theatre staff at the PEH.

‘It was a complete shock to be nominated and then shortlisted, and we never expected to win, as much of the work we do is behind closed doors and not in the public eye,’ said theatre manager Mary Carre.

‘We have more than 60 in the team, many of whom work shifts, and so it would have been impossible to find a way of us using the very generous prize money.’

Theatre staff at the PEH were voted as the winners to celebrate their extraordinary contribution to society.

‘I looked for a way of benefitting the whole team.

‘The furniture in our staffroom has sadly seen better days and desperately needed to be replaced.’

The Pride of Guernsey Awards aim to recognise and reward everyday people who make a real difference.

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Guernsey Press editor Shaun Green said: ‘It’s always lovely to hear what winners have done with their prize money. The theatre staff were worthy winners as they help people who in most situations are completely unaware of what is happening around them.

‘We are delighted that because of Pride of Guernsey they now have new furniture and a nicer place to relax. The additional support from Officemaker and Ravenscroft is a great example of local companies coming together to recognise the difference the theatre staff make.’

Ms Carre said that the staffroom was an important place to relax during what are always busy shifts, often dealing with emergencies and complex operations.

‘Officemaker was absolutely amazing in providing a generous discount and Ravenscroft kindly offered to cover some extra chairs. We are thrilled and it’s made a difference already.’

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