September 18th, 2015 by Saffery Champness
The 2015 Saffery Rotary Walk raised £46,301 for 11 local community projects, which is £10,000 more than raised from the 2014 walk.
The annual around the island walk, which took place in June 2015, saw almost 500 people take part.
Mr David Mortimer, the out-going Chair of the Saffery Rotary Walk, presented cheques at a special presentation evening at Les Rocquettes Hotel on Thursday 17 September to Butes Play Park in Alderney, Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association, Parkinson’s UK Guernsey Branch, Shiloh Church, Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG, National Autistic Guernsey Branch, Home Start Guernsey LBG, Guernsey Scout Association, Safer LBG, GROW Ltd and Access-ability.
As well as the chosen charities, Mr Mortimer also acknowledged a number of individual walkers in recognition of their specific achievements.
Lance Armstrong was the youngest walker to complete the route at 8 years old.
Helen Bradshaw won an award for the oldest walker at 72 and Claire Digney won the award for the highest level of sponsorship raised at £1,010.
For the second year running an award was presented for the best “Saffery Selfie”.
Here walkers were asked to take “selfies” as they completed the route and post their pictures on the Saffery Rotary Walk’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The team at Saffery Champness narrowed down the numerous posts to select mother and daughter team Michaela Gallienne and Chloe Quevatre as the ultimate winner.
The 2016 Saffery Rotary Walk will be on 11 June.
Mr Mortimer said “it has been a great honour to be chair of such a fantastic event.” He is passing on the reigns of Chair to fellow committee member Simon Milstead.
Saffery Champness took over the sponsorship of the around the island walk, which is in its 18th year, in 2014 and committed to support the event for a minimum of three years.
Lisa Vizia, director of Saffery Champness, and head of the firm’s corporate social responsibility, said “an amazing amount of money has been raised, which is a credit to all those who took part.”
“We welcome Simon Milstead as the walk’s chair and our team at Saffery Champness look forward to helping to plan and run the 2016 event,” she said.
Applications will soon open for local charities to apply for funding from the 2016 Saffery Rotary Walk.
Details will be issued shortly and submissions can be made by any local registered charity which is in need of financial support for a specific project or initiative.
Please email: [email protected] for further information.