Neighbour of the Year: Karen Smith

KAREN SMITH has been described as what Cheryl Sims would consider ‘the epitome of a true neighbour’. She said that Karen is ‘a thoughtful and kind person who has looked out for us’ so has nominated her for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of t

KAREN SMITH has been described as what Cheryl Sims would consider ‘the epitome of a true neighbour’. She said that Karen is ‘a thoughtful and kind person who has looked out for us’ so has nominated her for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award.

Cheryl describes how Karen has always been there for her and her family, offering genuine kindness and support.

‘I am an independent person but, in times of ill-health or lockdowns, Karen has always checked up on me.

‘I value her for being there and know she will do anything to help. I feel so safe knowing that there is someone down the road who I can rely on 100%.’

Cheryl is so thankful for everything that her neighbour has done for her and, by nominating Karen for the award, hopes that this can be recognised.

‘People like Karen need to be recognised – they are not intrusive, do not make grand sweeping gestures but are genuine in a very kind and quiet way. I suspect that she also looks out for others – we are so lucky and I am truly grateful. 

Please give Karen the recognition she deserves.’

Other Finalists

Neighbour of the Year: David and Aline Turner

DAVID and Aline Turner, aged 79 and 74 respectively, have been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award for their ‘incredible kindness’.

Neighbour of the Year: Jen Merritt and Mark Bisson

JEN MERRITT AND MARK BISSON have been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award.

Neighbour of the Year: Kirsty Capazario

ALDERNEY resident Kirsty Capazario has been nominated for the Guernsey Gas-sponsored Neighbour of the Year award for her long-standing support for a friend who lives on the same estate.

Neighbour of the Year: Mark and Pam Cummins

‘Fantastic neighbours’ Mark and Pam Cummins have been nominated for the Neighbour of the Year award, sponsored by Guernsey Gas, by the Rev. Matthew Barrett for their outstanding contributions to the Vicarage Bakery.