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Bailiff to celebrate stars of health crisis

Bailiff to celebrate stars of health crisis

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Bailiff to celebrate stars of health crisis


The Bailiff has created a new set of awards to recognise the individuals that have shone throughout the health crisis.

The 'Covid-19 Awards' aim to recognise members of Jersey's community who have demonstrated exemplary qualities to their peers, colleagues, staff, or to the general public throughout the pandemic.

The criteria for nominations are based on the themes of leadership, commitment, inspiration, tenacity and compassion.

Anyone can nominate someone for an award, however, submissions for nomination are required to be balanced and provide justification.

Submissions will be accepted for other reasons if they are outlined clearly, and there is demonstration of an individual excelling or operating beyond their usual capacity during the covid-19 response.

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Pictured: The Award has been created to recognise and celebrate the work of individuals in Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bailiff, Mr Timothy Le Cocq, said: “Jersey’s response to covid-19 has required many people to demonstrate exceptional levels of leadership, commitment and compassion. Many in the public sector and elsewhere have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Jersey community was as safe as possible.

“These awards will capture individuals within the specified criteria from public, private and third sectors. These exceptional acts and qualities should be recognised at Island level and we hope that these awards will go some way to doing that."

“I am proud of how our community pulled together and look forward to receiving submissions for these awards.”

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Pictured: The Bailiff, Mr Timothy Le Cocq at the Nightingale Hospital in Jersey.

The awards have also been devised to complement the national honours (i.e. BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE) which will be announced this autumn.

It comes two months after the conclusion of 'TMF Lockdown Hero Awards', which were launched by Express in partnership with TMF Group.

The awards aimed to celebrate those that had gone above and beyond to help others during lockdown, and saw members of the public nominate their 'heroes'.

A panel of judges whittled down the nominations to three finalists, who then faced a public vote: self-taught mask maker extraordinaire Karen Spurr, 'genuine Jersey' mum Eliana Zammataro-Cowsill and hairdresser-turned-foodbank-champ Dominic Basilio.

In the end, Dominic won more than 60% the public vote for his 12 weeks of intense volunteering at the Salvation Army. Not only did he help get a system in place for sorting thousands of groceries for struggling families there, he went the extra mile by adding a personal touch to each delivery, ranging from colouring books to sweets and puzzles – each adapted to the children’s interests.

For winning the TMF Lockdown Hero Awards, he was given a cash prize of £500, which he said he would spend on arts and crafts materials and toys to be added to the family deliveries.

How to nominate someone for the Bailiff's Covid-19 Awards...

Submissions should be no more than one A4 page, outlining the reasoning for the individuals being proposed for the award.

Nominations can be made via email or post to the Chief Officer:

Email: bailiffschambers@gov.je

Post: The Bailiff’s Chambers, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St Helier. JE1 1BA.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 1 September 2020.

To find out more, click HERE.

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