Covid forces the Community Awards to downsize
Due to the continued high level of Covid cases in the island, the organiser of the Community Awards has decided to replace the planned ceremony with a much smaller event.
The already postponed Awards, organised by Guernsey Community Foundation, were due to take place at St James on Tuesday 5 April, and would have been attended by more than 200 people.
Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Foundation, said: “With the number of covid cases still so high, we decided it was unwise to hold a large event in a relatively confined space – especially when, due to the nature of the third sector, many of those in attendance would either have been vulnerable people, or people upon whom the vulnerable depend.
“Instead, with the generous support of the event’s sponsors, we will hold a scaled-back event in a marquee in the grounds of Les Cotils early next month. Attendance will be limited to award winners and sponsors.
“We recognise that this is very disappointing, especially for the unsuccessful nominees, but we have had to try to balance the realities of Covid with the desire to give the winners some recognition. We would like to thank St James for being so understanding.”
The identity of the award winners remains secret for the time being. Nominees will be contacted the week before the event.
Ticket holders can email [email protected] to either request a refund or ask for their ticket price to be donated to the Foundation’s Grants Fund and used to support local charities.