From inspirational leaders and teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to fundraisers, campaigners and community champions who have worked tirelessly to help make Jersey a better place, each one has clearly made an impression on those who voted for them.
And, in what is thought to be a first for the awards, among the finalists are a mother and father shortlisted in the Neighbour of the Year category – Tim and Angela Hutchings – whose five-year-old son Jake has also made it through to the final as a Child of the Year nominee.
Their stories, and those of the 37 others who have been shortlisted by the public, will once again be featured in the JEP ahead of the awards ceremony on 26 September.
The winners – who for the first time will include a Diversity and Inclusion Champion following the launch of a new award this year – will be announced at that event, the location of which will be revealed soon.
They will be selected by a panel of judges specially convened for each category and made up of a representative of the sponsor, a member of JEP staff and last year’s winner.
JEP deputy editor Richard Heath congratulated all those who had made it through to the finals.
‘While there could only be three finalists in each category, each and every person nominated deserves recognition for their achievements, whatever they may be. Well done to all our finalists – once again the judges are going to have a very tough time choosing their winners.’
He added: ‘All 39 people and groups shortlisted will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 September which is shaping up to be another incredible event. More details about the ceremony will be announced soon.’
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Your 2019 Pride of Jersey Awards finalists are:
Ambassador of the Year: Christine and Didier Hellio, Rebecca Coley, Ian Ronayne
Angel of the Year: Laura Douglas, Kathleen Arrowsmith and Maria Bridal, Family Nursing and Home Care Paediatric Team
Child of the Year: Jake Hutchings, Megan Gavey, Charlie Perry
Community Champion of the Year: Cheyenne O’Connor, Adelina D’Orleans, Raluca Stefana Kovacs
Customer Service Employee of the Year: The staff at La Collette Green Waste Facility and Reuse and Recycling Centre, Roger Timlin, Milton Freitas
Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year: Beresford Street Kitchen Staff, Acorn Enterprises, David Bras
Environmentalist(s) of the Year: Sonya Lavery and Mini Mall, India Hamilton and Kaspar Wimberley, Littlefeet Environmental
Grandparent(s) of the Year: Eileen Barrette, Terry Nicholson, Jennifer Sheehan
Inspirational Leader of the Year: Carmel Butel, Polly Axford, Roy McCarthy
Neighbour of the Year: Tim and Angela Hutchings, Michael Baudains, Cate Goode
Teacher of the Year: Mark Logue, Emilio Chain-Lopez, Blake Derbyshire
Volunteer/Fundraiser of the Year: William Highfield, Gail Hickmott, Michel Feger
Young Ambassador of the Year: Oscar and Tom Le Seelleur, Jack Brown, Ella O’Connor