THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society is a community retailer, owned by Channel Islanders and employing more than 1,000 people, and every day we see the important role that grandparents play in family life.
Whether it’s one of our colleagues proudly showing photos of the family’s newest addition or customers shopping while looking after their grandchildren, our islands are enriched by the contribution that grandparents make, which is why The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is once again sponsoring the Grandparent/s of the Year Award at the Pride of Guernsey Awards.
This is our third year sponsoring this category and we have always been incredibly moved by the genuine and heart-warming stories of care, love and generosity told by devoted family members of worthy nominees.
Grandparents are very much an integral part of family life.
Choosing a winner last year from three incredible finalists was a very humbling experience. The winners, Anne and Roy Le Noury, supported their grandchildren through a difficult time and always remained positive, supportive and loving, putting aside their own worries and concerns to focus on their family.
I have absolutely no doubt that the nominations this year will be equally as moving and inspiring.
I encourage everyone who is lucky enough to have a grandparent to consider nominating them as a way of thanking and recognising the sacrifices that they selflessly make.
Channel Islands Co-operative Society chief executive