The Guernsey Sports Commission is delighted to announce that the 2012 Annual Sporting Achievement Awards Evening will be sponsored by Credit Suisse in Guernsey, as part of its diversity and inclusion programme.
The special guest for the evening will be Paralympian and parliamentarian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, as part of her two-day visit to the island. She is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympic athletes, having performed at world-class level for 20 years, in distances ranging from 100m to the marathon. She has 16 Paralympic medals (11 Gold), recorded six wins in the London Marathon and has a comprehensive set of British and World Records.
The awards evening will be held on Wednesday 16th January 2013 commencing at 6:20pm in the David Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour and will follow a similar format to the 2011 Awards evening, with 11 trophies to be awarded, including Guernsey Sports Commission Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year, the Dave Dorey Memorial Trophy and the GSC Trophy which is awarded to Outstanding Performer of the Year.
Graham Chester, operations director at the Guernsey Sports Commission, outlined that “the number of entries for this year’s awards has exceeded expectations, and we are extremely fortunate to welcome Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who will be presenting the awards during the evening. The evening remains an event in which we can showcase a selection of local sporting achievements whilst celebrating the work we have delivered in the past year”.
Previous Credit Suisse diversity and inclusion events have addressed a number of areas including parenting skills, stress management, mental health awareness and most recently a presentation by London Olympics and Paralympics broadcaster, Clare Balding. On Thursday 17th January, staff will be invited to a presentation and Q and A with the Baroness at its Helvetia Court offices.
Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in the Channel Islands, Roy McGregor, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Baroness’ visit to Guernsey in January and hope that the island’s sports men and women enjoy meeting Tanni and hearing about her outstanding Paralympics career.”
During her visit to Guernsey the Baroness will also promote the need for disability legislation by taking part in a Q and A session hosted by Channel TV’s Rob Moore on Thursday 17 January. States members, civil servants, business leaders and Guernsey Disability Alliance members have been invited to attend.