June 18th, 2013 by Events
Local family support charity Home-Start is holding its mid-summer treasure hunt around the streets of St Peter Port beginning at 7 pm on Friday, 21 June 2013.
The fundraising event will start and finish at the Guernsey Yacht Club.
Avid explorers will be tasked to solve a mix of observational and cryptic clues all linked to Guernsey’s history before heading back to the Yacht Club for a two-course supper.
The evening will culminate in a charity raffle.
Jocelyn Dorey, organiser and Home-Start volunteer, said “it is amazing that, in a town that we feel we all know so well rarely do we have the time to really look out for all the reminders of all those infamous Guernsey characters and events that have helped to shape our past.”
Home-Start was set up five years ago. It recruits and trains volunteers in order to support local families with young children in difficult situations by providing both emotional and practical support in their own homes. Continue reading
June 18th, 2013 by Hope for a Child
Organisers of what is being described as Guernsey’s ultimate charity challenge are calling for last minute entries to help them reach 100 participants.
The inaugural Tri-Ultimate Guernsey will raise funds for Hope for a Child and with just over a week to go until the event, organisers are urging anyone considering the 44.25 mile event to come forward.
“We are delighted with the response so far with 10 individual entries and more than 60 participants making up 13 teams,” said Emily Wild, Hope for a Child’s fundraising events manager.
“We were hoping to have 100 participants in the first year so we’re not too far off reaching that target which is fantastic,” she said. Continue reading
June 16th, 2013 by Richard Lord
The Guernsey Bicycle Group has organised a Bike Breakfast at St Emilion Restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront beginning at 8 am on Monday 17 June 2013 to launch in Guernsey Bike Week which runs from 15 to 23 June.
Rollo de Sausmarez, Chairman of the Guernsey Bicycle Group, invites people to come to the breakfast by bike and bring a friend.
Bike Week 2013 is helping to get as many people as possible back on two wheels. Continue reading
May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
This year’s Guernsey Community Awards will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2013.
The event, which takes place annually at St James Concert and Assembly Hall, celebrates and applauds the hard work, dedication and achievements of those working in and supporting the voluntary sector in Guernsey.
The 2012 winner of the Guernsey Charity of the Year Award was Headway Guernsey.
May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.
Seven Guernsey Postal workers will undertake an 80 mile cycling tour of the Channel Islands (Tour Des Isles) on Saturday 22 June 2013 with the aim of raising the profile of the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association (GFCAA) and the need for foster carers in Guernsey.
The ambitious team start their journey at 6.30 am and, using only their postal delivery bicycles, will cycle around Guernsey, Alderney and Sark before leaving for Jersey.
They will cycle the circumference of Jersey, supported by a team of Jersey Postal workers, the following morning.
The cycle challenge has great personal significance for Guernsey postie Steve Sheppard.
“As a local foster carer, the Family Placement Service and the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association have proven a huge support to my family over the years,” he said.
“I hope that by completing this challenge we will promote the awareness of this charity and encourage the recruitment of new foster carers.”
The team seek sponsorship for their 80 mile ride.
May 22nd, 2013 by Events
Buying Guernsey produced products and services is good for the local economy, and is a message that marketing company thebestof Guernsey has been promoting as part of a national drive with an ongoing Buy Local campaign.
Many local businesses and people already actively support this campaign by displaying ‘Buy Local’ stickers in their shops, offices, cars and even on packaging.
May 11th, 2013 by Events
The Plumb Center invites you to attend the 2013 Channel Islands Trade Show for plumbing, heating, and renewable energy on Tuesday 14 May 2013 in La Fontaine Suite of St Pierre Park Hotel, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Doors open at 2 pm and the event closes at 9 pm.
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 Events
The popular RG Falla Quarter Marathon is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
May 7th, 2013 by Guernsey Water
Guernsey Water will be laying a raw water main under Les Banques, St Sampsons from Barker’s Quarry to the grassy area on the coastline.
This work will necessitate the use of temporary traffic lights on the coast road from 7 May to 26 May 2013.
The main-laying is part of the project to replace the Marais Stream clean water pumping station, which collects raw water from more than 25% of the Island’s total catchment area and is then pumped into the Longue Hougue reservoir for Continue reading