Pride of Guernsey Award winners
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.
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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.
‘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
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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