We’re delighted to share more details about our Star of the Year 2020 awards, which this year, due to Covid-19, will be held via MS Teams. All staff, service users and community partners are invited to join us to celebrate the fantastic work carried out at C&I over the past 12 months.
Our Star of the Year celebrations this year will feel very different to usual, but we were determined not to cancel this year’s awards so that we could recognise and celebrate our staff, service users, volunteers and local community partners.
Nominations are now closed for the awards and we’ve received more than 150 amazing nominations across our award categories. See the shortlist of all nominees here. The winners will be announced at the virtual award ceremony on Thursday 19 November.
On the night we will also have a special performance from Bee Ororo and Julie Harrington from our C&I Choir and The Silencerz, who have performed at our previous award ceremonies.
As infection rates rise and further restrictions are introduced, we're asking people to not gather in groups to watch the virtual awards and to watch the event on their own. It is fine however to watch individually at your workstation for the day following the Covid-19 safety rules and with other colleagues in the office doing the same.
To try and make everyone feel more connected during the awards, we’re asking people to post photos from where they’re celebrating via Twitter and Instagram - @CI_NHS. You’ll also be able to send your shout-outs in live during the awards using the ‘?’ icon on Teams.
If you have any questions about the event, please email StarOfTheYear@Candi.nhs.uk.
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