Guernsey’s Community Awards will be at St James on 6 November 2013

May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

This year’s Guernsey Community Awards will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2013.

The event, which takes place annually at St James Concert and Assembly Hall, celebrates and applauds the hard work, dedication and achievements of those working in and supporting the voluntary sector in Guernsey.

The Community Awards are hosted by the Guernsey Community Foundation and principle sponsor State Street Global Services, and recognise achievements across six categories:

  • Charity of the Year
  • Fundraising Team of the Year
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement
  • Overseas Award
  • Organising Committee of the Year
  • CSR Award

The 2012 winner of the Guernsey Charity of the Year Award was Headway Guernsey.

Gill O'Neill (left) and Philippa Stahelin (centre) of Headway Guernsey accepting the Charity of the Year Award from James Partridge (click image to expand - image ©RLLord)

Gill O’Neill (left) and Philippa Stahelin (centre) of Headway Guernsey accepting the Guernsey Community Award for Charity of the Year 2012 from James Partridge OBE (click image to expand – image ©RLLord)

They were shortlisted alongside Guernsey Cheshire Home and Bailiwick of Guernsey Scouts Association.

Headway was chosen for having pursued a clear strategy and rapidly expanding its services in the previous year, and for its outstanding work in its focus to help and rehabilitate those living with a brain injury.

Winning the award has proven to be a huge boost to the charity.

“We were extremely pleased to even be shortlisted for the award so were thrilled to actually win it, particularly given the worthwhile nature of the two other charities shortlisted for final consideration,’ said Philippa Stahelin, Chief Executive for Headway Guernsey.

“This is wonderful recognition for a charity which is just six years old and for the range of services, in particular our cognitive modules, which were launched last year,” she said.

“Since winning the award, we have noticed that awareness of the work Headway Guernsey does for those living with and dealing with the effects of brain injury in the island has intensified.”

“Calls to the helpline have increased as have referrals for new members. This award has not only provided a huge boost and sense of pride for the Headway Guernsey staff and volunteers but it is also for the members who continue to inspire us,” she said.

Further information about the Guernsey Community Awards will be announced in due course.

The winners of the 2012 Community Awards can be found on the Guernsey Community Foundation website.

 

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