In light of the recent developments concerning Covid-19, Variety, the Children’s Charity of Jersey has taken the decision to cancel the ‘Young Star of the Year’ Awards ceremony due to take place in June. Variety will continue to monitor the situation and take the advice from the Government of Jersey and if possible the event will be rescheduled for later in the year.
This is the first time the awards, that celebrate courage, creativity and commitment of children and young people in Jersey, have had to be cancelled since they started in 2011.
Sandra Auckland, Chairman of the Young Star event, says: ‘It is our responsibility to do what we can to ensure that the most vulnerable people on the Island are protected. Variety have considered this very carefully and whilst we are really sad to have to cancel such a wonderful event, we feel that it is the best and most sensible decision at this time. We hope that it will be possible to reschedule but will only do this if we can be certain that it is safe to do so.’