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Gruelling 48 hour run in St Peter Port to raise £100,000 for charity

May 20th, 2015 by Richard Lord

Philip Smith (left) and Warren Mauger are running on a treadmill for 48 hours in early September 2015 to raise money for several charities (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Philip Smith (left) and Warren Mauger are running on a treadmill for 48 hours in early September 2015 to raise money for several charities (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Philip Smith and Warren Mauger hope to raise £100,000 for four charities through sponsorship for an Epic 48 hour long run on treadmills in Market Square, St Peter Port, Guernsey from Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September 2015.

They will be joined in their challenge by experienced marathon runners and record-breaking athletes Robert Young and Adam Holland.

The money raised will be split three ways with a third of the funds raised going to This is Epic, a third to The Hub, and one third to Robert Young’s chosen charities – the NSPCC and Dreams Come True. Continue reading

2015 Rock to Rocque Bike Ride on 24 May to aid Les Bourgs Hospice

May 3rd, 2015 by Heritage Group Ltd

The Rock to Rocque Bike Ride, which raises much needed funds for Les Bourgs Hospice, is great fun for the whole family (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Rock to Rocque Bike Ride, which raises much needed funds for Les Bourgs Hospice, is great fun for the whole family (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The family-orientated Rock to Rocque Bike Ride that raises much needed funds for Les Bourgs Hospice is on Sunday 24th May 2015.

The event sponsored by the Heritage Group has three starting points and starting times.

The majority of bike riders will begin at the top of Val des Terres at 8.45 a.m.  Please note that there is no parking at Val des Terres start point. It is a drop-off point only.

Cyclists can also start by Fort Grey (the Cup and Saucer) at 9.45 a.m. or cyclists can start at Grandes Rocques at 10.45 a.m. Continue reading

Eleanor Foundation’s Hug the Coast Bike Ride on 21 September 2014

September 18th, 2014 by Richard Lord

This year’s Eleanor Foundation annual bike ride begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday 21 September 2014 at Grand Rocques car park on Guernsey’s west coast.

Registration begins at 9.45 a.m. at Grand Rocques car park.  A donation of £10 is requested from individuals and £20 from a family.

The annual bike ride, which is conducted at a leisurely pace, is a wonderful community event for the whole family.

The bike ride follows a route around the north coast of Guernsey to finish in Market Square, St Peter Port.

The Eleanor Foundation, set-up in memory of Eleanor Carey, raises funds to install water pumps and bring clean drinking water to communities in the Kagera region of Tanzania. Continue reading

Volunteer to help clean Rocquaine Bay beach on 21 September 2014

September 18th, 2014 by Vanessa

A beach clean has been organsied for Rocquaine Bay from 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on Sunday 21 September 2014.

This beach clean has been registered with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society and data on the litter collected will be contributed to the MCS national database.

Please contact Vanessa Crispini-Adams on 07781 422 188 or email [email protected] for additional information about this beach clean.

Volunteers requested for Saints Bay beach clean on 20 September 2014

September 18th, 2014 by Vanessa

A beach clean is being organised for Saints Bay from 10 am to midday on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Please join others to help keep this beautiful beach and bay litter free.

This beach clean is registered with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society and litter collected will be tabulated and sent to the MCS for inclusion in their national database and their report on the status of British beaches.

For additional information please call Vanessa Crispini-Adams on 07781 422 188 or email [email protected]

 

 

October’s 30 runs in 30 days to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice

September 5th, 2014 by Richard Lord

(click on image to open a PDF which you can download to your computer)

(click on image to open a PDF which you can download to your computer)

Following the recent 30 bays in 30 days event we have decided, following many requests, to launch a 30 runs, for 30 minutes, in 30 days challenge.

This challenge will start on 1st October 2014 and will run until 30th October 2014 while we still have some light in the evenings.

There will be no group runs so no-one feels they will be left behind….. or miles in front – but is suitable for everyone from Marathon runners to those who may prefer doing a quick walk or a jog rather than a run! Continue reading

Guernsey Community Awards nominations close on 12 September

September 5th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

Nominations for the 2014 Community Awards close on Friday 12 September 2014.

All nominations should be received by the Guernsey Community Foundation by close of day on Friday 12th September.

Wayne Bulpitt, Chair of the Foundation said “last year we received a record number of nominations reflecting how highly regarded the voluntary sector is in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, but we know that we have many other deserving organisations and people too and hope that the public will be even more supportive this year and get involved by nominating for an award.

The work of the sector is vital to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and we are keen to promote and recognise this.”

Nomination forms are available to download or can be requested by hard copy or by email via Sadie at the Guernsey Community Foundation – 748056 [email protected] Continue reading

OSA pop-up shop on Smith Street becomes volunteering centre from 2 to 7 June 2014

May 8th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-Up shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port will be transformed into a Volunteering Centre to mark National Volunteers’ Week 2014.

From Monday 2 June to Saturday 7 June 2014, the Pop-Up shop will be occupied by a wide range of charities that are actively seeking volunteers.

For those thinking about volunteering, this presents an easy opportunity to drop in for an informal chat about what opportunities are out there.

The shop on Smith Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

“We want to make volunteering as accessible as possible, so the pop-up shop is perfectly located to catch workers during their lunch break or after work,”’ Laurel Le Tocq of the Continue reading

Register for Saffery Champness Rotary walk on 7 June and raise money for Guernsey charities

May 7th, 2014 by Saffery Champness

Organisers of the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk remind islanders that there is still time to register for the 39 mile challenge, which takes place on 7 June 2014.

Chris Russell, the finance and operations manager at Saffery Champness, has taken part in the Walk for the last eight years.

He is once again looking forward to what he considers to be a highlight of the route – walking along the south coast cliffs at dawn on what he hopes will be a calm and sunny morning on 7 June 2014.

Encouraged by friends who were also participating, Mr Russell’s first walk in 2005 took him 13 hours to complete, pacing himself throughout the day and stopping regularly to rehydrate. Continue reading

Tree care volunteers requested to help establish trees at St Germain, Castel on 29 March 2014

March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

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You are invited to a Tree Care Army morning at the Sigma Wood at St Germain, Castel beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday 29 March 2014.

Please wear boots and gloves and if possible bring garden tools such as a spade, shovel, wheelbarrow, bucket or hoe.

Volunteers plan to complete the weeding of the new trees and place wood chip mulch around them to aid their growth and Continue reading