The Rotary Graeme Le Quesne Civic Award.
The award is made to persons or organisations in recognition of their outstanding, worthy and meritorious service to the Island of Jersey and its people, in keeping with the Rotary International motto of "Service before Self".
Graeme Le Quesne was a Past President of the Rotary Club of Jersey. In June 2002 he attended the Rotary International Convention in Barcelona. After the convention, he joined with other Rotarian members of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians on a fly-about in Portugal. Sadly, during bad weather, his plane crashed and Graeme together with 3 other Rotarian passengers was killed. In 2003 this award was created in Graeme's Memory by Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Jersey and Rotary Club de la Manche.
Winners of the award to date are:
June 2003 Andrew Green of Headway Jersey
June 2003 Jersey Hospice Care
June 2004 Margaret du Feu of Willows Day Care Centre
June 2005 Monica Becquet of Meals on wheels
June 2006 Chris Wakeham of Centrepoint
June 2007 Rose Helie of Mustard Seed
April 2008 Denise Waller of Jersey Dyslexia Association
April 2008 Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands
Dec 2008 Ed Le Quesne (Graeme's elder brother) For work with Fair Trade ,Jersey Housing Trust One World and Wascot Kenya
Dec 2008 Paul Owen for Itex Walk
June 2010 Jim Hopley Cooperative Society of Channel Island
June 2010 Ted Wilson Jersey Across
June 2011 Gwen Blampied Jersey Shoe Box appeal
June 2011 Annette Minchington Jersey Shoe Box appeal
June 2013 The League of Friends
June 2015 Carole Anne Robins For helping numerous, charities see here for details.