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Butterfield sponsors Pride of Guernsey
Pollinator Project receives first Conservation Hero of the Year Award


Butterfield was delighted to attend the Pride of Guernsey awards on Saturday, 3 October to launch a brand new award celebrating the Island’s conservation heroes. Alan Bain, Chief Financial Officer for Butterfield’s Channel Island operations announced the winner, presenting the first Conservation Hero of the Year Award to the Pollinator Project.

With a growing awareness in the importance of bees and pollinators to our ecosystem, the Pollinator Project has been instrumental in enhancing Guernsey’s biodiversity by encouraging the community to make their gardens and open spaces pollinator friendly. In addition, project members work with school students and community groups to create pollinator patches throughout the Island, engaging young and old to preserve and appreciate Guernsey’s natural environment.

The other two shortlisted nominees also deserve mention as they too carry our crucial work for the Island. Nigel Clarke was nominated through his involvement with Green Legacy Guernsey and his creation of an allergy friendly plant centre. And the Womblers of Guernsey, led by Sam Reoch, were recognised for frequently volunteering their time to keep our beaches tidy.

“This is Butterfield’s fourth year as a sponsor of the Pride of Guernsey Awards. It is a fantastic event and always a pleasure to celebrate Guernsey’s unsung heroes who do so much for the Island.” Said Alan Bain, Chief Financial Officer, “With the new Conservation Hero award, we are thrilled to be able to shine a spotlight on the individuals and initiatives that put Guernsey at the forefront when it comes to the preservation of the natural environment.

“This topic is particularly close to our hearts at Butterfield. As an island-based financial services company, the economies and daily life in the communities throughout our Group, are closely tied to the environment. As such, we endeavour to support initiatives that will conserve and enhance island and maritime ecosystems.

Vanessa Crispini-Adams from the Pollinator Project Said “We were so very delighted to win the Conservation Hero award at this year’s Pride of Guernsey Awards. All our team works incredibly hard and it is a lovely feeling that our efforts are valued by the community. The generous prize will be used to increase the Pollinator Patches that we can help people create around the island”
 

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