RBC Wealth Management staff help Lihou Island Charitable Trust

October 31st, 2013 by RBC Wealth Management

(click image to expand - ©RLLord)

RBC Wealth Management volunteers visited Lihou Island on 15 and 16 October 2013 to prepare the house for the winter months (click image to expand – image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

Volunteers from RBC Wealth Management have given the Lihou Island house a much-needed makeover by re-painting internal walls and creosoting outside decking to ensure that it is completely watertight before the winter sets in.

Twelve RBC Wealth Management employees crossed the causeway to Lihou Island on the afternoon of 15 October 2013y to begin the renovation work.

The tide times required the volunteers to spend the night on Lihou Island, which added an extra dimension to their experience. They continued their work the following morning.

Andy Creber from RBC Wealth Management’s Guernsey Leadership Team said “this initiative was a community challenge that we offered to staff as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations in Guernsey.”

“We’re keen to ensure that our staff can take part in a range of activities, where we can collectively make a difference to our community, and the opportunity to support the Lihou Island Charitable Trust was one that many were eager to get involved in. It has been a fantastic and unique experience for those of us that took part and it has been a real privilege to spend time on this beautiful and tranquil island,” he said.

Richard Curtis, Warden of Lihou Island said “it is labour-intensive painting so many walls, so to have the help of some willing volunteers from RBC really sped everything up.”

Richard Curtis, Warden of Lihou Island, showing Ellie Harrison of BBC Countryfile the wildlife of the Lihou Island during her visit in January 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Richard Curtis, Warden of Lihou Island, showing Ellie Harrison of BBC Countryfile the wildlife of Lihou Island during her visit in January 2012 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“Although the States of Guernsey own Lihou Island, it is the The Lihou Charitable Trust that is responsible for the upkeep of the house so we are extremely grateful for all and any help we receive,” he said.

 

 

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