In his Christmas message Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton reflects on the work of the many local groups, charities, essential services employees and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the community.
‘I am consistently amazed at the energy and ability of so many very busy people to find the time, energy and will to commit themselves to doing such outstanding work for others,’ he said. With the recipients of the 2019 New Year’s Honours due to be announced next week, Sir Stephen wants to encourage Islanders to nominate those they think are worthy of recognition.
‘I am delighted when such commitment and outstanding service to our society is recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday and New Year’s Honours announcements,’ he said.
Nominations for the honours are made through Government House, he added, and advice about the process is available online at governmenthouse.gov.je.
‘I would encourage anybody to consider nominating such individuals – they deserve the time it will take to write a few words of nomination.’
Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton are also supportive of local initiatives to recognise the Island’s voluntary sector. In September they hosted the JEP Pride of Jersey Awards presentations event at Government House.
A total of 150 individuals or groups were nominated in this year’s awards and a record-breaking 27,700 public votes were cast to select the winners.
‘We are very privileged to live in a community where the people are willing and able to do such fantastic things,’ Sir Stephen said at the time.