Archive for May, 2013

Goldridge Estate Agents pay Male Uprising Guernsey cancer charity for Dom’s goal scoring success

May 30th, 2013 by Goldridge Estate Agents

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Trevor Kelham of Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG) on the left congratulates Dom Heaume of Guernsey FC for scoring 21 goals, with Kelvin Seeds of Goldridge Estate Agents that donated £25 per goal scored to MUG (click image to expand)

Goldridge Estate Agents celebrated the end of the football season by donating a cheque for £525 to local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).

To mark its tenth anniversary in the summer 0f 2012, Goldridge Estate Agents linked up with Guernsey FC star Dom Heaume in a deal that would result in his nominated charity MUG receiving £25 for every goal he scored during the 2012/2013 season.

The centre midfield player scored 21 goals, which delighted both Goldridge and Trevor Kelham, MUG founder, as well as Dom himself. Continue reading

Waitrose speaks to Forest School pupils about benefits of healthy diet

May 30th, 2013 by Waitrose

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Allyson Walker with year six students from the Forest Primary School learning about healthy eating (click image to expand)

On 17 May 2013, Allyson Walker, personnel manager of Waitrose Rohais, talked to students in year five and six at the Forest Primary School about the benefits of healthy eating.

Mrs Walker was one of nearly 1,000 Waitrose Partners to promote healthy eating in schools to almost 15,000 pupils throughout the British Isles to mark the UK’s biggest day of volunteering, the Business in the Community (BITC) Give & Gain Day.

The initiative is part of the Waitrose Partner Volunteering Programme which will see 11,000 full working weeks donated to local causes across the UK and Channel Islands by 2017.

Allyson Walker, personnel manager at Waitrose Rohais, said “I really enjoy going into schools to talk to students about healthy eating and educating them about nutrition.”

“It was encouraging to see how much they knew about the food groups already and for children of their age it’s vital for their growth that they’re eating a variety of all the food types – as I tell students, they should be eating a rainbow of food.”

 

Rock to Rocque bike ride raises lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice

May 30th, 2013 by Heritage Group Ltd

Ian Brown's Cycle Challenge 30in30 Cyclists cross the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand - image courtesy of Heritage)

Ian Brown’s Cycle Challenge 30in30 Cyclists cross the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on 26 May 2013 (click image to expand – image courtesy of Heritage Group Ltd)

Cyclists were happy when they reached the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on Sunday 26 May 2013.

They were proud of their success as well as having made a valuable contribution to the charity fund for Les Bourgs Hospice.

One thousand and fifty cyclists of all ages participated in the Rock to Rocque bike ride, which was almost double the participation compared with 2012 when the weather wasn’t as perfect for cycling around Guernsey.

Six hundred and fifty cyclists set off at 8.45 am from North Beach car park in St Peter Port and were joined by others starting later on the route at Rocquaine and Grandes Rocques on Guernsey’s west coast.

The earliest finishers completed the entire route in just over an hour. Continue reading

Guernsey’s Community Awards will be at St James on 6 November 2013

May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

This year’s Guernsey Community Awards will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2013.

The event, which takes place annually at St James Concert and Assembly Hall, celebrates and applauds the hard work, dedication and achievements of those working in and supporting the voluntary sector in Guernsey.

The Community Awards are hosted by the Guernsey Community Foundation and principle sponsor State Street Global Services, and recognise achievements across six categories:

  • Charity of the Year
  • Fundraising Team of the Year
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement
  • Overseas Award
  • Organising Committee of the Year
  • CSR Award

The 2012 winner of the Guernsey Charity of the Year Award was Headway Guernsey.

Gill O'Neill (left) and Philippa Stahelin (centre) of Headway Guernsey accepting the Charity of the Year Award from James Partridge (click image to expand - image ©RLLord)

Gill O’Neill (left) and Philippa Stahelin (centre) of Headway Guernsey accepting the Guernsey Community Award for Charity of the Year 2012 from James Partridge OBE (click image to expand – image ©RLLord)

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Guernsey Posties challenging C.I. cycle ride to aid Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association

May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

The Guernsey Postal workers who undertaking an 80 mile cycle challenge on their Guernsey Post bicycles to raise money for left to right Shane Toms, Paul Lovell, Steve O'Connor, Steve Shepherd, Paul Wakeham, Martin Gavet, John Smith, Jason Le Ray (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Postal workers undertaking an 80 mile cycle challenge on their Guernsey Post bicycles around the Channel Islands beginning on 22 June 2013 to raise money for the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association (left to right) Shane Toms, Paul Lovell, Steve O’Connor, Steve Shepherd, Paul Wakeham, Martin Gavet, John Smith (raising money with his band ‘End of Days’), and Jason Le Ray (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Seven Guernsey Postal workers will undertake an 80 mile cycling tour of the Channel Islands (Tour Des Isles) on Saturday 22 June 2013 with the aim of raising the profile of the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association (GFCAA) and the need for foster carers in Guernsey.

The ambitious team start their journey at 6.30 am and, using only their postal delivery bicycles, will cycle around Guernsey, Alderney and Sark before leaving for Jersey.

They will cycle the circumference of Jersey, supported by a team of Jersey Postal workers, the following morning.

The cycle challenge has great personal significance for Guernsey postie Steve Sheppard.

“As a local foster carer, the Family Placement Service and the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association have proven a huge support to my family over the years,” he said.

“I hope that by completing this challenge we will promote the awareness of this charity and encourage the recruitment of new foster carers.”

The team seek sponsorship for their 80 mile ride.

All of the money raised will be donated to the GFCAA. Continue reading

Guernsey Post helps Herm prepare for Britain in Bloom competition

May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

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(left to right) Vincent Green, George Jennings, Shane Toms, Brett Moore, Judith Wharton, Rosie Wheeler, Steve Lawrence and Dave Bynam with images of Guernsey Post’s newly issued Herm Island stamps (please click image to expand – image courtesy of Guernsey Post Ltd.)

A team from Guernsey Post travelled to Herm Island on 23 May 2013 to take part in a community project to help Herm gardeners Brett Moore and Rosie Wheeler prepare for the upcoming Britain in Bloom ‘Champion of Champions’ competition.

The project coincides with Guernsey Post’s latest stamp issue which celebrates Herm with six stamps depicting different parts of the island.

The Guernsey Post team, which included two visiting representatives from the Barbados Postal Service, spent the Continue reading

Channel Islands Electricity Grid strengthened with new agreement

May 29th, 2013 by Jersey Electricity plc

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Alan Bates, MD of Guernsey Electricity Ltd, on the left, and Chris Ambler, CEO of Jersey Electricity plc, sign the agreement to share the cost and capacity of a third 100MW interconnector from Jersey to France (click image to expand – image courtesy of Jersey Electricity)

Guernsey Electricity Ltd and Jersey Electricity Plc have signed an agreement to share the cost and capacity of the £70 million Normandie 3 project to install a third 100 MW interconnector from Jersey to France which is due to be installed in 2015.

The agreement was signed in Jersey on 29 May 2013 by Chris Ambler, Jersey Electricity CEO, and Alan Bates, Guernsey Electricity Managing Director, and will also enable Guernsey to share the capacity of a potential new 100 MW Normandie 1 cable, which would replace the original Normandie 1 link following its permanent failure in June 2012.

In addition, the two Channel Islands utility companies will work closely to lay a second Jersey-Guernsey cable to enable increased power transfer between the islands. Continue reading

Saffery Champness staff wear wigs to benefit CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity

May 24th, 2013 by Saffery Champness

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Saffery Champness Guernsey staff participated in the national Wig Wednesday campaign for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent (please click image to expand – image courtesy of Saffery Champness)

Guernsey fiduciary firm Saffery Champness employees donned wigs on Wednesday 22 May 2013 in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The annual nationwide campaign has seen people across the UK wear wigs to raise vital funds and awareness for children with cancer and their families.

Wig Wednesday was set up in 2011 and has seen celebrity backing from the likes of actress and charity campaigner Joanna Lumley.

Belinda Netherton, Chair of CLIC Sargent Guernsey, said that it was really great to see so many Saffery’s staff joining in with the fundraising.

“Everyone from CLIC Sargent is continually blown away by the support from Saffery.” Continue reading

Thebestof Guernsey promotes Buy Local Week from 3 to 7 June 2013

May 22nd, 2013 by Events

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Buying Guernsey produced products and services is good for the local economy, and is a message that marketing company thebestof Guernsey has been promoting as part of a national drive with an ongoing Buy Local campaign.

Many local businesses and people already actively support this campaign by displaying ‘Buy Local’ stickers in their shops, offices, cars and even on packaging.

To enhance these initiatives, Buy Local Week is being launched in June 2013 to support the current drive and encourage islanders to choose local business first. Continue reading

Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides schedule for 2013

May 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

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A wonderful way to enjoy Guernsey’s balmy evenings and beautiful views is to join friendly people on a leisurely Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride through picturesque lanes.

Rollo de Sausmarez, GBG chairman, said “cycling is on the up and up: it may be the Wiggins effect, our new facebook page, or just a more widespread appreciation of the benefits of cycling, but our membership has quadrupled in the last three months.”

“We therefore expect these rides to be more popular than ever this year.”

“People coming back cycling are often surprised at how effortless and it can be,” he said. Continue reading