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OEA News: January 2020

From budding authors, to sporting achievements, and D of E successes to charity fundraising, we've got some great news stories from across the Network.
There must have been something in the water in Town House in the class of 1987. Three class mates have been made President of their respective associations as follows: Manus Carvill (7645) has been made President of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey (CII), Paul Garrard (8186) has been made President of the Guernsey Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and Richard Searle (7316) has been made President of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants (GSCCA).
Roy Taylor (6317) has written a book called African Sunsets which is available from Amazon UK. The plot is based in Africa in the time of King George V, and the book has done well on the best sellers list in the US.
Meanwhile Stephen R Matthews (4745) has also released a book called Murder, Witchcraft and the Killing of Wildlife. The book recounts the true story of his time with the Northern Rhodesia Police during the conflict in the Belgian Congo.
Theo Duerden (11003) will be running a half marathon in memory of Jacob Mahy (10771) who sadly died at the age of 21. Theo is raising money for Calm – Campaign Against Living Miserably, and donations can be made a
Phil Raines (8504) has been at the forefront of the new live streaming of Premier League football on Amazon Prime where he is Live Operations Manager working at their HQ in London.
2019 was a truly memorable year for Sam Culverwell (11088). As well as his cycling accolades, he has also been awarded the Guernsey Press Sporting Achievement of the Year, and the Guernsey Sports Commission trophy as the outstanding performer of the year. As Sam is only 19 years old, we are sure we will be seeing a great deal more from him in the coming years.
Henry Lawrence (9983) will be heading out to Nepal where he will embark on a 3-month volunteering placement to support youth employment through education and business development.  He will be part of a team helping to reduce unemployment in disadvantaged areas, and he will be fully immersed in the local community living with local families.
Hugo Thompson (11102), Jacques Cloete (10299), Don Harty (10194), Lewis Perfitt (10527) and Jonty Carnachan (11084) have all received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Government House which will be followed by second ceremony at one of the royal palaces to be hosted by HRH Earl of Wessex.
Bryan Brehaut (5326) has been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to the Guernsey Boys’ Brigade. His involvement has lasted over 55 years, having joined the 2nd Guernsey Company at the age of seven in 1950.
Laurent Thibeault (9212) has been admitted as an Advocate by the Island’s Royal Court. A specialist in trust disputes, Laurent works for Walkers IDR team.
OEs have made up a significant part of the Guernsey Small-bore Rifle club team that continues to do well in the Channel Islands Small-Bore League which is dominated by Jersey. Nick Kerins (10358), Luke Malic (10965), Peter Jory (7823) and Dave Allen (5085) eagerly anticipate the challenge of finally capturing the elusive prize.

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