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The Guernsey Welfare Service named as charity of the year

The Guernsey Welfare Service named as charity of the year

Wednesday 18 November 2020

The Guernsey Welfare Service named as charity of the year


The Guernsey Welfare Service was named as charity of the year at last night's Community Foundation Awards, which celebrated the outstanding achievements, innovation and selflessness of people in Guernsey.

Various awards were handed out last night at an event at St James. The first being the Charity of the Year award. The GWS was shortlisted with Bright Beginnings – a children’s centre supporting local families; and Autism Guernsey.

The Guernsey Welfare Trust is best known for its foodbank and during lockdown managed to continue operating with help from volunteers. The charity also ran a Packed Lunch Project after lockdown which saw thousands of lunches delivered to households that needed help.

“We hope that we can play a small part, alongside other agencies, in working towards the common good," said a spokesperson for the charity.

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Pictured: The Guernsey Welfare Trust accepting their award.

The ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement Award’ was shortlisted between Ellie Jones from Liberate, Nick Paluch, the youngest ever Bailiwick Commissioner of the Scout Association, and Robb Platts MBE, Chair of the Guernsey MS Society and Founder of the Guernsey Disability Alliance.

Mr Platts took home the award after being recognised for his enormous contributions to the ‘equality landscape'.

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Pictured: Mr Platts accepting his award at St James.

The other winners from last night are as follows:

Organising Committee of the Year – Channel Islands Pride 2020

Fundraising Team of the Year – Stellar Events

Corporate Social Responsibility Award – The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society

Innovation Award – Autism Guernsey and Bailiwick Law Enforcement (Autism Passport)

Youth Award – Jack Ceillam

Pictured top: All the winners from last night’s Community Awards.

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