The Community Awards 2018 date released and the Awards get a new Judging Panel Chair

GUERNSEY’S annual Community Awards are returning to St James on the 13th November 2018.

The event, hosted by the Guernsey Community Foundation in collaboration with principal sponsor State Street, will see awards presented across seven categories.  Nominations open next month.

“Every year, the Community Awards shine a spotlight on local charities, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly – often with little fanfare – to improve the lives of thousands of people across the Bailiwick,” said Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation. “From fundraising to organising to volunteering, so many people are giving so much – and that deserves to be celebrated.”

Awards will be presented across seven categories:

Charity of the Yearsponsored by State Street
Fundraising Team of the Yearsponsored by Cazenove Capital Management
Outstanding Individual Achievementsponsored by PwC Channel Islands
Innovation Awardsponsored by Specsavers
Organising Committee of the Yearsponsored by RG Falla
CSR Awardsponsored by RBC Wealth Management
Youth Awardsponsored by Guernsey Electricity

Last year, Citizens Advice Guernsey won the prestigious Charity of the Year Award. They were shortlisted alongside the Guernsey Employment Trust and Les Cotils. 

Since 1978, Citizens Advice Guernsey has provided free, friendly and confidential advice and information on all subjects for anyone in the Bailiwick. The judges were impressed by the large number of volunteers involved, including trained advisors, and by the volume of work being carried out: over 10,000 enquiries are dealt with annually.

“We were delighted that by becoming the Charity of the Year we were able to celebrate the contribution made by all our volunteers over the last forty years,” said CEO Kate Raleigh.

“We were fortunate to be sharing our table with some of the sponsors State Street at the Community Awards event. They seemed really interested in the contribution made by all the nominated organisations.”

The Community Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the Community Awards Judging Panel, Advocate Jason Green, who succeeds Andrew Ozanne.

Advocate Green, a partner t law firm Collas Crill, was founder and chair of Autism Guernsey, a charity that provides key support services to the autism community. His current charitable commitments include overall responsibility for Collas Crill's Global Corporate Social Responsibility programme, as well as providing pro bono legal support to many organisations within the third sector.

Nominations for the 2018 Community Awards will open middle of August. Further information will be announced in due course.

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