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
May 20th, 2013 by Hope for a Child
Guernsey residents have the chance to become the instant owner of a luxury local market home.
The lottery is in aid of three Guernsey charities who will share the proceeds:
The property is a new two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment, Continue reading
May 13th, 2013 by Guernsey Police
Guernsey Police are planning to enforce anti-littering legislation by issuing fixed penalty notices over the coming few days.
The drive to reduce the amount of cigarette litter in St Peter Port is in direct support to the parish authorities who are concerned of the negative impression the litter gives to visitors and the cost of clearing the mess up.
Inspector Terry Coule of the Neighbourhood Police Team said “Guernsey is a lovely clean and safe place to live and we intend to work with the parish authorities to keep it that way.”
“Dropping cigarette ends is an offence for which you can be issued a fixed penalty of £70.”
“We will be out and about in St Peter Port tomorrow aiming to catch those people who continue to drop litter,” he said. Continue reading
May 12th, 2013 by Waitrose
Waitrose ‘Grow and Sell’ initiative aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children across the UK and Channel Islands to grow their own produce and sell it to Waitrose customers.
The initiative, in association with the Waitrose farm on the Leckford Estate, aims to inspire over 100,000 children to grow their own produce during the summer months.
The children will learn more about where food comes from, the impact of seasons and develop entrepreneurial skills by selling their food directly to shoppers.
Waitrose Admiral Park and Waitrose Rohais will work with four local primary schools each, including Amherst, La Houguette, Le Rondin, St Andrew’s, St Mary and St Michael, Forest, Vauvert and Vale School. Continue reading
May 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
The Guernsey Community Foundation is hosting a meeting, at 7.30 pm on Monday 13 May 2013 at Les Cotils in St Peter Port, of representatives from organisations that work with older people in both the voluntary and private sectors.
The meeting is to enable the States of Guernsey to update attendees on the progress that has been made with their Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy, which is currently in development.
May 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
St Peter Port’s Market Square will host the first Guernsey Volunteering Expo on 8 June 2013.
The Expo will showcase local charities and voluntary organisations and give members of the public who have considered getting involved in some sort of volunteering the chance to browse informally around the stalls and speak face to face with organisations that may need their help.
The first week in June annually marks National Volunteering Week and the Expo will be the culmination of a week-long programme of promotional activities across the island aimed at highlighting the benefits and opportunities for volunteering in Guernsey which range from hands-on involvement at fetes and events to supporting a charity using professional skills such as preparing accounts or developing a business plan for Continue reading
May 10th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.
The Guernsey Stroke Association (GSA) was delighted to take delivery of a new minibus from Rabeys Garage, which was purchased with donations made possible from tireless fundraising efforts of its sponsors.
The state-of-the-art bus, which is equipped to accommodate stroke patients of all abilities, will help provide a lifeline for stroke patients throughout Guernsey.
Anne Smith, President of the GSA, said that it would not have been possible to purchase a new bus without the fundraising efforts and generosity of its sponsors which included Guernsey Post, Mourant Ozannes, and a large number of Guernsey residents and local businesses. Continue reading
May 10th, 2013 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited
The bank began working with the school in 2010 and has been voted by staff as its charity of choice until 2015.
“We were looking to partner with a local charity or school that fulfilled our core values of focusing on making an unselfish contribution to society, particularly in the areas of education, entrepreneurship and the environment,” said Stephen Henry, head of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited.
“Investec encourages its staff to volunteer in the community.” Continue reading
May 10th, 2013 by Set Sail Trust
The Set Sail Trust recently celebrated its 7th anniversary.
In 2013 it has launched a new initiative for local businesses to get involved in the charity’s good work.
The Trust invites companies to become a Corporate Ambassador of the Set Sail Trust and sponsor a Bristol Cutter.
This support will help people in the local community who wouldn’t normally have access to certain nautical activities.
For a donation of £1,000 the Corporate Ambassadors will:
May 10th, 2013 by Lloyds TSB Offshore Ltd
In recognition of its consistently high standards in the overall Britain in Bloom competition, Herm has been nominated for the Champion of Champions category along with four other communities across the British Isles.
The island’s gardening team, headed up by Brett Moore, is busy preparing for the arrival of the judges later this summer and after a successful volunteering day in Herm last year, Lloyds TSB is sending a team of staff from Guernsey and Jersey to help with the preparations.