May 30th, 2013 by Goldridge Estate Agents
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.
May 30th, 2013 by Waitrose
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.”
May 30th, 2013 by 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
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 2012 winner of the Guernsey Charity of the Year Award was Headway Guernsey.
May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.
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.
May 30th, 2013 by 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.
May 29th, 2013 by Jersey Electricity plc
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
May 24th, 2013 by Saffery Champness
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
May 22nd, 2013 by Events
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.
May 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
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