Overcoming Adversity Award: Lucia Paglirone

LUCIA PAGLIARONE has been nominated for her role in campaigning ‘tirelessly for the community of Guernsey to be treated fairly and in a non-prejudicial way’. Nominated for the Close Finance-sponsored Overcoming Adversity award by Amy Hook, Ms Pagliar

LUCIA PAGLIARONE has been nominated for her role in campaigning ‘tirelessly for the community of Guernsey to be treated fairly and in a non-prejudicial way’.

Nominated for the Close Finance-sponsored Overcoming Adversity award by Amy Hook, Ms Pagliarone of Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign has been pressing for changes in local cannabis legislation.

She has been calling for an amnesty on cannabis to help people who say they need the drug for medicinal reasons.

Ms Hook said: ‘This determination has helped lead to three policy and review amendments being put forward and ultimately then the sursis motive that was put forward and passed recently.

‘This is Guernsey together and the voices of an entire community being heard.

‘Lucia is the voice overcoming adversity and helping bring a fair justice system and inclusive way of living for all.’

Other Finalists

Overcoming Adversity: Gareth Byrne

DISPELLING myths of long hours and poor wages, Old Government House general manager Gareth Byrne has been able to interest students into considering a career in the hospitality industry.

Overcoming Adversity: Jaike Garnham-Burton

NOMINATED by his mum for the Close Finance-sponsored Overcoming Adversity award, 13 year old Jaike Garnham-Burton has had to deal with more in his life than most his age.

Overcoming Adversity: Kevin Parsons

ALLIANCE supermarket worker Kevin Parsons has been put forward for the Close Finance-sponsored Overcoming Adversity award for always putting a smile on people’s faces.

Overcoming Adversity: Megan Jackson

MEGAN JACKSON has been nominated for the Overcoming Adversity category for working hard during lockdown at Boots on the High Street in Town, despite dealing with anxiety.

Overcoming Adversity: Sophie Veron

ALTHOUGH scoliosis led to a brain injury for Sophie Veron, she went on to still put others first before herself and this is the reason why Karen Gibbs has nominated her for a Pride of Guernsey award.