Guernsey’s former Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, will be the guest speaker at the 2020 Community Awards, which take place at St James on Tuesday November 17.
Guernsey Community Foundation Chief Executive Jim Roberts said: “We are honoured that Sir Richard has agreed to join us to celebrate the achievements of the voluntary sector, and to present the awards to the winners. As a well-respected and popular community figure, as well as a great supporter of the Island’s charities, he was our first choice for speaker”.
BBC Radio Guernsey journalist Oscar Pearson will return as this year’s compere, and during the ceremony guests will be entertained by Liberate’s Rainbow Chorus choir. The Awards, organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation, celebrate local charities, individuals and businesses who have raised money, delivered services and undertaken community projects for the Bailiwick’s benefit.
Tickets for the 2020 Community Awards, for which Ravenscroft is lead sponsor, sold out within a week, setting a new record.
“This year’s Community Awards will not only celebrate the fantastic work that goes on in our community but will also be an opportunity to mark the Foundation’s 10th anniversary year and all that has been achieved since our inception,” said Jim.
“During the evening we will be showcasing some of the remarkable charities that the Foundation has supported as well as celebrating the success of many individuals, groups and voluntary organisations who have all gone that extra mile”.
The diversity of the voluntary sector will be on show during the event, with three shortlisted in each of the seven categories all being recognised for their outstanding work on behalf of the community. The shortlisted nominees will be announced in the first week of November.
Jason Green, Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “We’re delighted at the strength of this year’s shortlisted nominees and very much look forward to welcoming them to the event, along with the Awards sponsors and members of the public”.