Archive for February, 2013

Guernsey charities invited to apply to become main beneficiary of 2013 Harbour Carnival

February 26th, 2013 by RBC Wealth Management

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The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scouts swim at La Valette bathing pools. The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scouts were the main beneficiary of the Harbour Carnival in 2012. (click image to expand – image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

Guernsey charities are being invited to apply to become the main beneficiary of this year’s Harbour Carnival, which will take place on Friday 9 August 2013.

Each year, the Harbour Carnival, which is organised by the Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, raises a substantial amount of money; 50% of which goes to the main beneficiary and 50% to other local good causes.

A record-breaking £24,000 was raised in 2012 and the Guernsey Round Table is looking to replicate that success again in 2013. Continue reading

RSPB Guernsey Group slide show on British Columbia 13 March 2013

February 25th, 2013 by Events

(click on image to download the flyer as a PDF file to your computer)

(click on image to download the flyer as a PDF file to your computer)

The RSPB Guernsey Group invite you to a slide show on British Columbia beginning at 8 pm on Wednesday 13 March 2013 at La Villette Hotel, St Martin.

The ticket price of £5.00 includes coffee or tea and biscuits.  The price for RSPB members is £4.00.

 

The Eleanor Foundation has a good start with ‘Bikes to Africa’ initiative

February 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Allister Carey and Katie Le Gallez of The Eleanor Foundation outside unit 3 in the Braye Road Industrial Estate (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Allister Carey and Katie Le Gallez of The Eleanor Foundation outside unit 3 in the Braye Road Industrial Estate (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The Eleanor Foundation‘s appeal for disused Guernsey bikes for Africa has got off to a good start with 173 bicycles donated during the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2013, which is enough to fill the first shipping container.

The Eleanor Foundation hopes to send two containers, with about 300 donated bikes, to Re~cycle in Colchester where the bikes will be serviced and sorted before shipment to Africa where they will make life easier for many families.

Fifteen bicycles were collected from the States of Guernsey Public Services Department Longue Hougue Recycling facility Continue reading

Butterfield Bank sponsor Guernsey Music Centre’s Winter Concert

February 23rd, 2013 by Butterfield Bank Guernsey Ltd

More than 100 young musicians performed to a packed audience for the Guernsey Music Centre Winter Concert at St James, sponsored by Butterfield Bank. The annual concert, which features the Guernsey Music Centre’s Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir and Concert Wind Band, took place on Saturday 2 February 2013 (click image to expand - image courtesy of Butterfiled ©Chris Tostevin-Hall)

More than 100 young musicians performed at St James on 2 February 2013 for the Guernsey Music Centre Winter Concert, which was sponsored by Butterfield Bank. (click image to expand – image courtesy of Butterfield Bank ©Chris Tostevin-Hall)

More than one hundred young musicians performed for the Guernsey Music Centre Winter Concert, which was sponsored by Butterfield Bank.

The annual concert, which features the Guernsey Music Centre’s Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir and Concert Wind Band, took place at St James Concert and Assembly Hall in St Peter Port on Saturday 2 February 2013.

The Youth Orchestra began the concert with an excerpt from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, familiar to most of the audience as the music that accompanied the television coverage of the Apollo Mission, as well as Finlandia by Jean Sibelius and excerpts from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

The Youth Choir followed, moving seamlessly from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus to Andrew Carter’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Continue reading

Guernsey children’s sports coaches & volunteers invited to free autism awareness workshop on 4 March

February 22nd, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

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(click on image to download PDF file of workshop flyer)

Volunteers and sports coaches who work with children on the Autism spectrum are invited to attend a free training workshop on Autism Awareness from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday 4 March 2013, which will be held in the Delancey Room at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, St Peter Port.

The session has been organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation and the Guernsey Sports Commission, and is being delivered by Catherine Hall of the National Autistic Society Guernsey Branch. Continue reading

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s World Aid Walk on 6 May 2013

February 22nd, 2013 by Events

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(please click image to download as a PDF file to your computer the 2013 World Aid Walk Entry Form)

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s 2013 World Aid Walk in aid of Oxfam, Actionaid, The Tumaini Fund, Save the Children, Christian Aid and Hope for a Child begins at 9.00 am on Monday 6 May 2013 at Market Square, St Peter Port. Continue reading

RBC Wealth Management staff in Guernsey raise funds for specialist teenage cancer unit in Southampton

February 22nd, 2013 by RBC Wealth Management

Left to right - Jay Aylmer, Chairman of the committee of the Teenage Cancer Trust; Louise Scott, South Regional Manager of Teenage Cancer Trust; and John Perkins, Guernsey Chairman of Teenage Cancer Trust (click image to expand - image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

Left to right – Jay Aylmer, Chairman of the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal; Louise Scott, formerly South Regional Manager of Teenage Cancer Trust; and John Perkins, Patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal (click image to expand – image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

RBC Wealth Management Guernsey employees donated £17,500 to the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal during a record-breaking year of fundraising.

These funds will be used to build and furnish a specialist teenage cancer unit in Southampton.

Over the course of 2012, RBC Wealth Management employees consistently took part in a variety of activities in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ben Brehaut, Chairman for RBC Wealth Management’s Guernsey Sports and Social Committee said “we had a number of different initiatives for our employees to get involved with; everything from weekly dress down days, cake Continue reading

Ecotricity’s Urbine hopes to bolster micro wind turbine credibility

February 14th, 2013 by ecotricity

Britain’s first green energy company Ecotricity are set to carry out final tests on a British-designed-and-made micro wind turbine – called the Urbine – which could be up to 40% more efficient than similar sized windmills on the market.

The vertical-axis windmill will undergo six months testing in Stroud, Gloucestershire before undergoing official performance certification at Myres Hill wind turbine test site in Scotland.

Dale Vince said after 20 years of working in wind power he had decided to step into the micro wind sector because the poor design quality of windmills risked undermining the credibility of wind energy.

Urbine wind turbine (click image to expand - image courtesy of Ecotricity)

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Eleanor Foundation wants disused Guernsey bikes for new life in Africa

February 14th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Allister Carey of The Eleanor Foundation (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The Eleanor Foundation, set up in the memory of Eleanor Carey, is launching an initiative to collect neglected or disused bicycles in Guernsey for shipment to Re~cycle in Colchester, where they will be sorted, and shipped to Africa.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Guernsey residents to clear out their sheds, garages, and outbuildings of unwanted and disused bicycles. The initiative launches on 23 February 2013.

Since 1998 Re~cycle has shipped over 43,000 bicycles to 15 African countries.

Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, The Gambia, Zambia, Liberia, Uganda, and Malawi have been the main countries receiving Re~cycle bikes. Continue reading

WWF-UK and Food Ethics Council report on valuing the meat we eat

February 14th, 2013 by WWF

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The WWF-UK and the Food Ethics Council have published a report that examines whether reducing meat consumption, and instead placing greater value on the meat we consume, could potentially be beneficial for people’s health, the environment, and for producers and consumers.

High meat consumption is associated with a number of factors related to important challenges facing the global food system, including climate change, obesity, water scarcity, land use change, global poverty and inequality.

Yet a simple ‘eat less meat’ message is controversial and overly simplistic.

Producers and primary processors raise legitimate concerns about impacts of reduced meat production on their businesses, and politicians remain wary of industry and public reactions to the message. Continue reading