You are invited to attend the 2018 Channel Islands Equality and Diversity Awards. This unique event celebrates the work being done by Channel Islands organisations across all sectors to put diversity, inclusion, fairness, equality, respect and acceptance at the heart of what they do.
It is anticipated that a high profile and prestigious event like this will attract a great deal of interest from the media and public alike.
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Anthony Lewis is a disability rights campaigner and journalist.
In 2007, Ant was an assistant editor at the JEP when, following a football match, he suffered a massive stroke, leaving him physically disabled and with severe aphasia, a condition which affects both spoken and written language use.
He didn’t let this life-changing event stop him from fully participating in island life, throwing his efforts into campaigning and fundraising for the disabled community. In 2010, he walked the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon, raising £25,000 for charity; in 2012, he cycled from London to Paris in aid of the Stroke Association and Driving for the Disabled; in 2015, he ran the Jersey half-marathon; and, in May this year, he will be hoping to be elected a States of Jersey Senator.
In 2012, he won the Adult Courage Award at the Stroke Association’s annual Life After Stroke Awards. He was named the winner from 85 nominees. As an advocate for equality and diversity, we look forward to Ant’s keynote speech, we predict it will be honest, thought-provoking and funny.