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Guernsey’s elderly to benefit from charities receiving grant funding

September 12th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The first round of the Pargiter Trust Grants has seen more than £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with elderly people.

Five recipients were awarded grants: Milly’s Foundation, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association, Carers Coming Together, Eldad Elim Church and the Guernsey Arts Commission.

The Guernsey Community Foundation has been working with the Pargiter Trust, a UK based charitable trust, which aims to assist disadvantaged elderly people to be independent, healthy and socially included.

The Foundation is acting on behalf of the Pargiter Trust to distribute £50,000 in 2014 to the charitable sector or to those working with the elderly, via a grants programme.

Milly’s Foundation is a new registered charity in Alderney, which has been set up to develop dementia services for island Continue reading

Goldridge Estate Agents sponsors cricketer’s success to raise money for MUG

May 8th, 2014 by Goldridge Estate Agents

Goldridge Estate Agents is sponsoring island cricketer David Hooper for the sum of £1 for each run he scores and £10 for each wicket he takes in the KRyS Global Premier Evening League 1. The money raised will go to local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).

‘Hoops’, as he is known, plays for Goldridge Griffins.

Matt De La Mare, Goldridge director, said “we are very pleased with the money we have raised for MUG via our sponsorship of Guernsey FC player, Dominic Heaume.”

“Hoops is one of Guernsey Cricket’s star performers, and plays for one of our teams, so he seemed an obvious choice for further sponsorship in aid of the charity.” Continue reading

Appleby sponsor trees and shrubs they help plant at North Plantation

April 7th, 2014 by Appleby

Katina Jones, Chair of Floral St Peter Port, in tabard, with Appleby employees, and Pat Johnson, Chair of Floral Guernsey, after planting the southern end of the North Plantation (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Katina Jones, Chair of Floral St Peter Port, in tabard, with Appleby employees, and Pat Johnson, Chair of Floral Guernsey, in light blue shirt, after planting the southern end of the North Plantation (click image to expand – image courtesy of Appleby)

The final stages of the North Plantation’s makeover was completed on Sunday 6 April 2014 with a replanting of the southern end of the flower bed next to the Guernsey Information Centre.

Three hollies were removed and replaced with nine species of shrub and tree including Phoenix palms, Viburnum, Hebe, Hydrangea, and three Golden Yews to add brightness and colour.

The North Plantation planting forms part of the St Peter Port entry into the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Continue reading

Young musicians asked for summer gigs in Market Square, St Peter Port

March 7th, 2014 by Town Centre Partnership

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Jack Honeybill, Executive Officer of the Town Centre Partnership, with Matt Watson (blue suit), Head of Brooks Macdonald in Guernsey, who sponsor the Market Square concerts (please click to expand)

The Town Centre Partnership is asking young musicians to sign up to showcase their talent at its Market Square gig series in St Peter Port, Guernsey which returns on 10 May 2014 and continues each Saturday lunchtime (12.15 pm and 1.30 pm) until 27 September 2014.

The return of the series has been made possible by sponsorship from Brooks Macdonald, for the third consecutive year.

The events will once again run in conjunction with the Candie Garden concert series, which will be held every Sunday from 3 to 4 pm from 11 May to 28 September 2014 and made possible by Town Centre Partnership’s longstanding primary sponsor the Ana Leaf Foundation. Continue reading

Appleby law firm achieves Keep Guernsey Green award

February 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

To gain the award companies have to meet a set of standards to demonstrate their commitment to energy conservation and waste management.

Nicky Sangan, Office Manager for Appleby in Guernsey, which has 24 employees, said “Appleby is an offshore global law firm. When we started the Guernsey office in 2010 we were quite conscious that we wanted to implement environmental initiatives.”

“In 2012 we started the process of obtaining the Keep Guernsey Green award.”

“We already had a few initiatives in place including the recycling bins, but to achieve the award we went through the assessment process with Steve Park, our assessor, which was really useful. Continue reading

Saffery Champness Rotary Walk invites charities to apply for funds

February 21st, 2014 by Saffery Champness

The Saffery Champness Rotary Walk committee invites local charities to apply for some of the funds the event raises in 2014.

Submissions to the committee can be made by any local registered charity which is in need of financial support for a specific project or initiative.

Applications need to be made by 31 March 2014.

Lisa Vizia, Saffery Champness’ director, and some of the firm’s staff, is joining the walk’s organising committee which helps to review the applications and select projects they would like to support this year.

“We are particularly keen for charities to come forward to tell us about any projects they need financial help with.” Continue reading

Jon Moulton supports the Guernsey Community Foundation as a patron

February 21st, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

Jon Moulton after he gave a presentation to the IOD at Moores Hotel, St Peter Port  ©RLLord (Click image to expand)

Jon Moulton at the IOD seminar at Moores Hotel, St Peter Port ©RLLord (Click image to expand)

The Guernsey Community Foundation has recently gained a new Patron.

Jon Moulton has agreed to join the Board of Patrons which currently comprises of Stuart Falla MBE, Dame Mary Perkins DBE, Digby Lord Jones of Birmingham, and Lady Rowland.

Jon Moulton is a Chartered Accountant, a Corporate Financier and a Fellow of the Institute for Turnaround Professionals.

Former Managing Partner of Alchemy, Jon also previously worked with Citicorp Venture Capital in New York and London, Permira and Apax.

He is a Trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation.

His other charitable activities include one of the Great Ormond Street boards, his family medical research charity and BACIT, the quoted vehicle supporting cancer research.

He is a very active angel investor.

He is Non-Executive Chairman of FinnCap, the stockbroker and a Member of the Advisory Board for the £3.1 billion UK Regional Growth Fund.

In Guernsey he chairs Aurigny and the Channel Islands Securities Exchange.

Stephen Jones, Guernsey Community Foundation Chair, said “Jon is very experienced in the charitable sector and is well-known for his business knowledge.”

“We are very fortunate that he has agreed to join us as a Patron. His support and encouragement to the Foundation will be invaluable as we continue to grow,” he said.

 

Guernsey Post Ltd revalidates its ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award

February 20th, 2014 by Richard Lord

Deputy Barry Paint of the States of Guernsey Environment Department presents the Green Award to Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Barry Paint (right) on the States of Guernsey Environment Department Board presents the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award to Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Post Ltd has received a revalidation of its ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award from the States of Guernsey Environment Department.

Andy McCutcheon, who heads the Environment Services Unit, which administers the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award scheme on behalf of the Environment Department said “it is the mandate of the department to encourage Best Practice in energy and waste management.”

“One way to achieve this and to raise its profile is through the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award,” he said.

Deputy Barry Paint of the Environment Department Board presented Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd., with the award.

“On behalf of Guernsey Post, I am delighted to accept this award for recognition of our energy conservation and waste management,” Richard Taylor said. Continue reading

Saffery Champness Rotary Walk around Guernsey on 7 June 2014

February 13th, 2014 by Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness has taken over the sponsorship of one of Guernsey’s largest charity fundraising events, which has been re-branded.

Previously known as the Itex Rotary Walk, local firm Saffery Champness has taken over the sponsorship of this community event for a minimum commitment of three years.

The walk in Guernsey is now known as the “Saffery Champness Rotary Walk” and it will continue to raise vital funds for a range of charities in Guernsey.

Saffery Champness staff will play a key role in the walk’s organisation alongside partners Rotary de la Guernesiais and Rotary Club of Guernsey, as well as providing essential funds needed to run the event.

Lisa Vizia, Director, together with additional staff from Saffery Champness, will join the organising committee, which will decide which local charities will benefit from funds raised in Continue reading

Lihou House receives donation from the Sure Community Foundation

February 8th, 2014 by Sure

Richard Curtis, warden of the Lihou Charitable Trust, receives £350 worth of pots and pans from Karen Jagger of the Sure Community Foundation. (click image to expand - image courtesy of Sure)

Richard Curtis, warden of the Lihou Charitable Trust, receives £350 worth of pots and pans from Karen Jagger of the Sure Community Foundation. (click image to expand – image courtesy of Sure)

The Sure Community Foundation has donated kitchen equipment to the Lihou Charitable Trust.

The foundation has bought £350 worth of pots, pans and crockery, as well as providing £750 to maintain one of the bedrooms.

Richard Curtis, warden of the Lihou Charitable Trust, said “the house is well used by so many school parties, groups and organisations that our current set of equipment has been very well used.”

“This generous donation from Sure is very gratefully received and will hopefully make people’s stay at Lihou House even more enjoyable.”

The room sponsorship will cover the cost of keeping The Bunnies, as it will be known, in good order.

The two-bed room is regularly used by visitors and has one of the best views on the island. Continue reading