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Beckford's Chairman Phil Duquemin has been nominated the the Parish Champion of the Year in the Guernsey Press Pride of Guernsey Awards 2017 for the considerable voluntary work he does for St Saviours Community Centre.

Lisa Tempest nominated Mr Duquemin for the OCS-sponsored award.

‘Phil dedicates hours upon hours of voluntary work for St Saviour’s.’

Being an active trustee of St Saviour’s Community Centre, he supports the centre with administration, fundraising and driving the vision for the centre forward.

‘A team of volunteers and the centre manager run the centre with Phil being very much the hub, overseeing the extensive ongoing renovations, enabling the centre to become a widely used parish and island-wide asset.

‘The centre is used by on average 900 people per week, including various groups with multiple age differences,’ Mrs Tempest said.

‘Phil is also a long-standing douzenier, volunteering many hours in support of running the parish.

‘In our eyes Phil is our parish champion, please do consider voting for Phil to recognise his years of hard work in creating a centre so many enjoy,’ she said.