Saffery Champness Rotary Walkers raise funds for 11 local charities

June 27th, 2015 by Saffery Champness

Tonnelle House wishes walkers success Saffery Champness

Tonnelle House congratulates Saffery Champness Rotary Walkers less than two miles from the finish line (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The 2015 Saffery Champness Rotary Walk was a great success with approximately 470 people taking part in the 39-mile around the island walk on Saturday 6 June 2015, which was 24% more than participated in 2014.

Organisers have said that it’s now important for all those who took part to collect their sponsorship money and hand it in so that the chosen charities and organisations can get started on their projects and initiatives.

This year, for the first time, there will be a prize draw for any walker who has raised more than £100 in sponsorship.

The winner will receive an overnight stay at the Hotel de Havelet and dinner for two at the Wellington Boot Restaurant.

The draw will take place on the 2 July 2015 by the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk’s organising committee.

Those who wish to be included need to ensure they get their funds raised handed in by 30 June 2015.

After 39 miles, the finish line at the Weighbridge Clock in St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

After 39 miles, the finish line at the Weighbridge Clock in St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

David Mortimer, chairman of the walk’s organising committee said “this year’s walk was another great success, aided by some superb weather. The sunrise at 5.00 am over Herm was a marvellous sight and one which the walkers appreciated.”

“This year 11 local charities have been chosen to benefit from the sterling efforts of all the walkers who took part and we are confident that, once we have received all of the sponsorship money, the walk will have raised enough to cover the sums requested by our chosen charities.”

This year’s selected charity projects are:

·      Butes Play Park – providing new playground equipment for infants’ section of the Butes Play Park in Alderney

·      Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association – replacing an old air mattress and gantry hoist with up-to-date equipment

·      Parkinson’s UK Guernsey Branch – assisting with purchase of specialist equipment that is not funded by the States

·      Shiloh Church – buying a new commercial dishwasher to help with the church’s catering efforts

·      Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG – replacing one of the six old dinghies in the fleet with a new Laser Pico dinghy

·      National Autistic Guernsey Branch – additions to the sensory toy library which will be available for young autism sufferers to borrow and take home

·      Home Start Guernsey LBG – 2015 Christmas party for those children who have benefited from Home Start throughout the year

·      Guernsey Scout Association – widening access to the Cub Scout Year of Adventure to ensure that all island scouts can take part

·      Safer LBG – providing new IT hardware and software to help the expanding charity

The Saffery Champness Rotary Walk was a huge success and ‘Saffery Selfies’ were posted throughout the day on its Facebook and Twitter. A prize will be awarded to the winning photo.

A beautiful day for the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk on 6 June 2015 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A beautiful day for the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk on 6 June 2015 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Walkers, volunteers as well as sponsors and Rotary committee members are invited to attend a presentation at Government House on 17 th September at 6.30 p.m., where HE the Lieutenant Governor, Air Marshal Peter Walker CB, CBE will be handing out various awards.

Sponsorship money can be paid by cheque, (made payable to Saffery Champness Rotary Walk) or cash – sent or delivered to: Saffery Champness Rotary Walk, La Tonnelle House, St Sampson’s, Guernsey, GY13HS. All walkers must enclose their sponsorship form.

Payment can also be made electronically.  The bank details are:  Sort code: 16-20-29; Account number: 10205090.

Sponsorship forms can be sent electronically to: [email protected]

Alternatively walkers can pay by clicking on the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk donation webpage.

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