The Bailiff is hosting his annual New Year's reception this morning, with an open invite to anyone who wants to attend.
It's held at Guernsey's Royal Court from 11:00, with island dignitaries expected to be there along with members of the public who wish to ring in the new year with Sir Richard Collas and others.
The Bailiff’s New Year’s Reception is not by invitation and customarily it has been attended by States Members, Court Members, Parish Officials and a diverse range of other people.
Those who wish to attend should take a business card or piece of card with their name written on it, which they need to hand to the Secretary to the Bailiff so that everyone can be introduced on arrival.
The Lieutenant Governor will propose the Loyal Toast at noon followed by a toast to the two Bailiwick recipients of national honours announced in the New Year’s Honours list.
Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen bestowed honours on two Guernsey resident's this New Year.
Her Majesty has awarded Adrian Malcolm Le Page an MBE and Patricia Ann Holland the BEM for their contributions to the community, both in Guernsey and overseas.
Mr Le Page was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to rugby in Guernsey. He is President of the Guernsey Raiders, having been involved with the Club for many years.
Mrs Holland was awarded the British Empire Medal for her charitable work. She has helped many people in both Guernsey and Romania.
She has previously worked in child care and among other responsibilities has also sat on the States Housing Appeal Panel. Her work with the Guernsey Friends of Romania secured her BEM though, with Mrs Holland and her husband, Wilf, giving up their time to take donated items to needy children in Romania among other commitments.
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor said he was pleased to announce the Bailiwick recipients of this year's New Year Honours and he will toast them both at midday today.
Pictured top: Guernsey's Royal Court and Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas.
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