Date // Closing date 10 November 2017
Venue // Nominations requested
Earsay are very proud of Pat Bougeard, our only deaf committee member, who in 2012 was licensed as a lay reader with the Diocese of Winchester. She is the first deaf person to achieve this distinction, which required three years of intensive study, and provided many challenges along the way. She is also a fantastic role model for our deaf children, always ready to volunteer her time to help others.
To mark her phenomenal accomplishment, and to be a great legacy from our 40th year celebrations in 2012, Earsay created 'The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award' to be presented annually to the dDeaf child or young person who has achieved something fantastic during the year. We know that everyone is different and that every achievement is personal, but a child’s ‘best’ achievement of the year can be celebrated.
We are now looking to receive nominations for 2017. Anyone can let us know of a dDeaf child or young person’s special achievement of 2017 – parent, teacher, youth club leader, sibling or professional. We are hoping for lots of nominations, from a variety of sources. Anyone who is in contact with a deaf child or young person can advise us of what they think is their extra special achievement of the year.
Tell us the name of your nominee, what their achievement highlight of 2017 was; what ‘extra’ they may have given to attain their goal; have they had to overcome many hurdles; have they helped others along the way or contributed to raising dDeaf awareness?
The nominee must be a Jersey resident and must have accomplished their achievement since November 2016. Nominations may be made to Viv Armstrong, Earsay Secretary by email on [email protected] or by hard copy to Viv Armstrong, Bramhall House, 9 Hautmont Estate, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4RG.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 10th November 2017 and after this date all nominations will be forwarded to an independent third party who will make the final decision. The award will be presented at the Earsay Christmas party on 3rd December.
If you would like any further information, please contact Viv Armstrong on the e-mail above or by mobile on 07797 723163.