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Guernsey Community Awards on 31 October 2017 at St James

October 12th, 2017 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The Community Awards will be held at St James Concert & Assembly Hall on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, will be the keynote speaker at the The Community Awards, which celebrates local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield.

The Community Awards on 31 October 2017 at St James (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The award categories are:

Charity of the year – sponsored by State Street

Awarded to the charity that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries; promoted and raised its cause; been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence all round.

Organising Committee of the Year – sponsored by RG Falla

Awarded to the organisers of an annual event, one-off project Continue reading

Thrive 2020 – from Surviving to Thriving conference at Les Cotils

October 10th, 2017 by The Dandelion Foundation

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The Dandelion Foundation proudly announces the third instalment of Thrive 2020 – From Surviving to Thriving – which takes place on Friday 13 October 2017 at Les Cotils, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Following on from previous ground-breaking Thrive 2020 events, the day is designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way.

Do you feel you are thriving, or merely surviving?

We live in an age where healthcare is advanced and our life expectancy is higher than it has ever been, at least in the western world.

However, living for longer with access to effective medical treatment does not in itself make for a joyful, meaningful life.

Regardless of our age or occupation, we all need to find a purpose and to combat the common problems, such as stress or loneliness, which threaten our ability to enjoy each day. Continue reading

Guernsey charities can apply for funding from the 2018 Saffery Rotary Walk

October 9th, 2017 by Saffery Champness

The Saffery Rotary Walk committee is inviting Guernsey charities to apply for a portion of 2018 funds.

Charities have until 5 pm on Friday 24 November 2017 to apply for funding.

Submissions from projects of all sizes will be considered and can be made by any locally-registered charity or not–for-profit organisation in need of financial support for a specific initiative.

Requests for funds to cover general running costs will not be considered.

This year’s 20th anniversary Saffery Rotary Walk, sponsored by Saffery Champness, supported a record 28 local community projects that received funding from the £85,430 raised.

Simon Milsted, chair of the walk’s organising committee, said “the walk is one of the leading charity events on the island and has provided funds for a wealth of charitable projects since its inception in 1998. Continue reading

Tour de Sez 2018 raising funds for Guilles-Alles Children’s Library

June 26th, 2017 by Sarah Groves Foundation

The Tour de Sez 2018, a 700 mile charity endurance bike ride from Guernsey to Amsterdam, had a successful launch on Saturday 3 June 2017.

Over 50 places were taken up by eager cyclists. Organisers reached their target of 85 cyclists signed-up 19 days after registration opened.

Additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.

The Tour de Sez, in memory of Sarah Groves who was brutally murdered in India in 2013, will raise money for the Sarah Groves Foundation which aims to fulfil Sarah’s own ambition in life – to enhance the lives of young people.

Vic Groves, Sarah Groves Foundation managing trustee and tour organiser, said “we are overwhelmed by the response we have received for the 2018 Tour de Sez and are so grateful that so many people want to take on this memorable challenge.”

“We recently announced our pledge to donate £50,000 to the Children’s Library Project at the Guille-Alles Library so the riders and support teams have a real focus for their fundraising activities.”

Michael Hutchinson (left) signs up to take part in Tour de Sez 2018 – a 700 mile cycle ride from Guernsey to Amsterdam – with cycle ride organiser Leon Howard (right)

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Guernsey Botanical Trust raising funds to build The Gatehouse visitor and education centre

May 25th, 2017 by Richard Lord

Stall at Seafront Sunday in St Peter Port (click image to expand)

The Guernsey Botanical Trust, which runs the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park, Castel plans to build The Gatehouse as part of their on-going restoration project.

The Trust, which is a Guernsey charity, receives no financial support from the Guernsey government.

It needs to raise £200,000 to build The Gatehouse, which will include a visitor and information centre, an education centre, a shop called La Choppe, a crew room for garden volunteers, and storage facilities for garden tools and equipment.

Drawing of The Gatehouse in the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden (click image to expand)

The Guernsey charity is holding a private lottery.  Five pounds Sterling buys a roof tile and enters the purchaser in a draw for the chance to win £1000.00. Continue reading

Saffery Rotary walk on 3 June 2017

May 18th, 2017 by Saffery Champness

Saffery Rotary Walk on 3 June 2017 (click image to expand)

Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, the Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, and Lady Corder will take part in the Saffery Rotary Walk on 3 June 2017.

They will be given the specially allocated walker identification numbers 1 and 2 respectively to acknowledge their support of the charity fund raising walk.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Saffery Rotary Walk and the 40th anniversary of Saffery Champness in Guernsey.

Over 650 people participated in the 2016 walk with one in six coming from outside the island, making a significant contribution to the total raised of £57,526. Continue reading

Guernsey Mind’s “Change for the Good” Conference on 15 October

October 14th, 2015 by Guernsey Mind

Guernsey Mind‘s “Change for the Good” themed conference at Les Cotils, St Peter Port on Thursday 15 October 2015 will be chaired by Sue Baker, Director of the Time to Change Campaign, a social movement made up of thousands of individuals and organisations across England who are getting the nation to rethink their attitude to mental health.

Speakers will deliver important key messages including positive attitudes to mental health, the impact of stigma in the workplace, a focus on recovery and practical and simple ways to manage mental health at work and in sport.

Sue Baker, Chair (click image to expand - image ©RLLord)

Sue Baker, Director of the Time to Change Campaign, is Chair of Guernsey Mind’s Change for Good Conference (click image to expand – image ©RLLord)

Gareth Thomas, former Welsh Rugby international, will talk about his career highs and lows, and his struggles with mental health and depression following the collapse of his marriage Continue reading

Tree and Woodcraft Fair at Les Cotils on Saturday 10 October 2015

October 10th, 2015 by Guernsey Trees for Life

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Guernsey’s second Tree & Woodcraft Fair will be held at Les Cotils, St Peter Port from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 10 October 2015.

Guernsey Tree For Life organiser Richard Loyd said “our first Tree Fair, at Fairfield, Castel in October 2011, was hugely successful and we hope to have another sunny day for our 2015 Fair.”

“The programme includes all things tree-related from advice on planting, pruning and maintaining trees to demonstrations from local tree surgeons and skilled local woodcrafters,” said Andy McCutcheon, Secretary of Guernsey Trees For Life.

Nick McMillen from Field Farm Project based in Hampshire will be at the centre of the Fair.” Continue reading

Deadline of 26 September to request Waitrose Christmas meal support

September 18th, 2015 by Waitrose

Waitrose will help support elderly, homeless and vulnerable people in the community this Christmas for the third year running.

The support is aimed at cutting the number of those who feel lonely or isolated at what is the most sociable time of the year for many others.

The retailer will help support local Christmas lunch events for people who might otherwise be on their own on Christmas day.

While the Admiral Park branch will be supporting the Salvation Army’s Christmas lunch, the Rohais branch is asking organisers of Christmas dinner events to get in touch where they can apply for support from the retailer.

The deadline for requests is 26 September 2015. Continue reading

The 2015 Saffery Rotary Walk raises over £46,000 for Guernsey charities

September 18th, 2015 by Saffery Champness

Tonnelle House wishes walkers success Saffery Champness

Tonnelle House congratulates Saffery Rotary Walkers (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

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. Continue reading