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Pride of Jersey Awards 2017

We were delighted to once again support the Pride of Jersey Awards, which was held in the spectacular grounds of St John’s Manor on Saturday 23 September. 

The awards recognise remarkable groups or individuals who have gone beyond all expectations and have helped to enhance the lives of others around them.

The Child of the Year award gave us an opportunity to celebrate and highlight exceptional individuals who seldom receive the recognition they deserve.

The three finalists who were selected by public vote were Lexi Farrell, Jessie Gallay and Holly Noel - These extraordinary young people have overcome incredible hardships with determination and dignity.

Amazingly, despite their adversities and absences for treatment, they have committed themselves to continuing their education, hobbies and interests with real life fighting spirit. They have shown acts of selflessness by helping others in similar circumstances, raising money for charity and raising awareness of their particular illness.

The judging panel had a very difficult task in selecting a winner as all three finalists were truly inspirational and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all nominees and the runners up in this category. Unfortunately, only one of these amazing young people could be named the winner, and we were delighted to award the 2017 Child of the Year to Jessie Gallay.

Jessie has Crohns disease and suffers from extensive pain from this chronic condition and has undergone various operations and was hospitalised during her GCSE year, however she still managed to pass and obtain excellent grades. Her nominator commented that although in excruciating pain she never complains about how her life has changed with this condition and is a very compassionate person to both the younger and older generation.

We would like to thank the team at Jersey Evening Post who organised a fantastic event as well as hosts, Mr & Mrs Dicks. Also special thanks to Jonathan Ruff and his team from Tamba who treated the finalists of this year's Child of the Year award to a memorable day at his venues.

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