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Third time lucky for 2021 Community Awards

Third time lucky for 2021 Community Awards

Friday 28 January 2022

Third time lucky for 2021 Community Awards

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Guernsey Community Foundation has confirmed that the Community Awards will be going ahead, all being well, on Tuesday 5 April 2022.

Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Foundation said: “The long-awaited Awards is the highlight of the calendar for the island’s third sector, and it has been extremely disappointing that we have had to rearrange the 2021 event three times.

“However, with cases of COVID infection falling we are hoping that by April life across the Bailiwick will have returned to a little bit more like ‘normal’ so that we will be able to go ahead with our annual event.”

The Awards were first due to be held on 16 November 2021 and were then postponed to January 2022. The Foundation hopes that by April 5, it will at last be safe to hold the prestigious event where guests will applaud the tremendous work of the third sector across the Bailiwick.

The sold-out event is scheduled to take place at St James Concert Hall on Tuesday 5 April from 4 pm attended by more than 200 people.

Mark Bousfield group managing director of Ravenscroft said: “There is much to celebrate at the awards which shine a light on the amazing work by charities and islanders. As principal sponsor, and on behalf of all the sponsors who support this celebration of the third sector, we particularly want to thank the Guernsey Community Foundation team for its hard work in organising and then rearranging the awards.”

The Community Awards celebrate local charities, individuals, and businesses who, during 2021 have raised money, delivered services, and carried out community projects for the benefit of others across the Bailiwick.

Prize money of £3,000 will be awarded to the Charity of the Year and all other categories will receive £2,000 to be donated to a local charity of the winner’s choice.

Those shortlisted for 2021 Community Awards are:

Charity of the Year
Bright Beginnings, Choices, Les Cotils

Investec, Sure Guernsey, Fultura

Fundraising team
Autism Guernsey and the Guernsey Adult Literacy Project for the Golden Guernsey Goat Trail; Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop for the 30/30 cycle challenge; Ray and Scott for the Diamond Dream initiative

Health Improvement Commission, Guernsey Mobility Let’s Go, The Accidental Zoo

Organising Committee
The Guernsey Sports Commission for the 2021 Specsavers Youth Games, Women in Public Life International Women’s Day, Guernsey Street Festival

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Mike Read, Gerry Le Roy, Fiona Naftel

Youth Award
The Summer Project, Kaelan Le Page, Jonathan Charmley

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