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Pride of Guernsey Award winners

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WINNERS of this year’s Guernsey Press Pride of Guernsey Awards spoke of their surprise and delight to have picked up their accolades at Saturday’s ceremony, staged at a transformed Braye Road HQ.

The winners from the Pride Of Guernsey Awards Ceremony 2017 in the Guernsey Press office’s ‘web room’ with Editor Shaun Green, left, and MD Mark Lewis, right. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 19539153)
Pride of Guernsey Awards 2017 online

Video by Mike Wilkins (www.mikewilkins.com)

Guernsey Press managing director Mark Lewis said the evening had gone really well.

‘These awards were introduced to provide recognition to those people within our wonderful community that go that bit further, in most cases to make life easier for others.

‘There have been some extraordinary stories.

‘And these awards wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors and partners.’

Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon was among the guests at Saturday’s ceremony.

‘I like the idea of the community coming together,’ he said.

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‘These are the people who do things, which makes Guernsey so special.

‘There are some wonderful stories.’

Guernsey Press Pride of Guernsey Award winners

Emergency Hero of the Year Award was presented to Geoff George by Ian Stewart of award partner Rossborough

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Neighbour of the Year Award was presented to Bas Brehaut by Andre Austin of award partner Swoffers

Arts Contribution of the Year Award was presented to Tom Girard by Alan Rimington of award partner Moonpig

Welcome of the Year Award was presented to Caritas Community Cafe by Chantal-Lee Rautenbach of award partner Cimandis Foodservice

Young Achiever of the Year Award was presented to Maya Le Tissier by Alan Bain of award partner Butterfield

The Guernsey Press Special Recognition Award was presented on our behalf to Chris Oliver and Colin Vaudin of the RGLI Charitable Trust by the Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder

Parish Champion of the Year Award was awarded by Toby Irvine of award partner OCS to Jim and Angela de Garis. The couple were unable to attend but their tribute was collected by their daughters Rachel Torode and Lizzie Naftel

Angel of the Year Award was presented to Fougere Ward by Andrew Courtney of award partner Ravenscroft

Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Dr Liz Whelband by Mark Palfrey of award partner Garenne

Carer of the Year Award was presented to Lynn Breban by Dame Mary Perkins of award partner Specsavers

Parent/s of the Year Award was presented to Kate and Vic Groves by Christophe Gaultier of award partner The Christies Group

Grandparent/s of the Year Award was presented to Anne and Roy Le Noury by Greg Yeoman of award partner The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society Ltd

The Overcoming Adversity Award went to Ernie Backlund-Leale and was presented to his mum Clare and brother Joe by Richard Briscoe of award partner Close Finance

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