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
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 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.
May 9th, 2013 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
Guernsey schools and environmentally friendly islanders have until 28 May 2013 to get their entries in for this years’ Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards.
The event, which is in its 23rd year, is staged to fund projects designed to protect the island’s green spaces and natural habitats.
The winner of the main award could win a cheque for £2,000 to help fund their endeavours while the winning school will be awarded £1,000 over three years.
April 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord
Guernsey cyclists wearing bright orange jerseys congregated at St Emilion Restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront at 8 am on 27 April 203 to begin Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice.
Ian Brown began by asking for a moment of silence in memory of David Allison, who was killed while cycling to work on 26 April 2013, and to keep his family in our thoughts.
Ian Brown said there are fifty-four 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists this year with the late addition of Brendan Clouston, Steve O’Connor, and Dave Smart. Continue reading
April 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department
The first one takes place on Sunday 28 April 2013 starting at 11 am at L’Ancresse.
This is a new event for Guernsey and everyone is welcome to come along and help out with the beach clean and a survey of the litter found.
April 5th, 2013 by Nigel Jones
Jersey in Transition have organised a Permaculture Weekend Workshop on 20 and 21 April 2013.
The educational workshop spills over to Monday 22 April 2013 with tours of some of Jersey’s gardens and farms. The workshop takes place at Frances Le Sueur Centre, Five Mile Road, La Mielle de Morville, St Ouen, Jersey. Continue reading
March 31st, 2013 by Floral Guernsey
The initiative, aimed at all gardeners and budding botanists, features a number of guided walks, open gardens and talks from experts including award-winning landscape designer Cleve West, who will deliver an RHS Growing for Success talk, ‘From Spuds to Chelsea’, at Les Cotils, St Peter Port, Guernsey on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
March 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Disability Alliance
In 2012 the States of Guernsey commissioned professional disability surveyors, DisabledGo, to produce an online guide that would help disabled Guernsey residents and visitors find out whether a venue is accessible before setting out from home.
Five hundred local shops, hotels, restaurants, sports facilities and transport links were included in the guide.
In April 2013 the team from DisabledGo will return to Guernsey and, depending on the level of detail, add between 25 and 100 new venues to make the guide even more comprehensive.
March 30th, 2013 by RBC Wealth Management
Guernsey charities are being reminded that they have until Friday 12 April 2013 to apply to be the main beneficiary of this year’s Harbour Carnival.
The event, which is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management and organised by the Guernsey Round Table, will take place on Friday 9 August 2013 and the main beneficiary will receive 50% of the amount raised, with the other 50% going to other local good causes.
Du Preez Vermeulen, Vice President of the Guernsey Round Table said “we’ve already had a number of entries but would encourage those charities that haven’t submitted applications to do so.” Continue reading