October 10th, 2015 by Guernsey Trees for Life
Guernsey’s second Tree & Woodcraft Fair will be held at Les Cotils, St Peter Port from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 10 October 2015.
Guernsey Tree For Life organiser Richard Loyd said “our first Tree Fair, at Fairfield, Castel in October 2011, was hugely successful and we hope to have another sunny day for our 2015 Fair.”
“The programme includes all things tree-related from advice on planting, pruning and maintaining trees to demonstrations from local tree surgeons and skilled local woodcrafters,” said Andy McCutcheon, Secretary of Guernsey Trees For Life.
September 18th, 2015 by Waitrose
Waitrose will help support elderly, homeless and vulnerable people in the community this Christmas for the third year running.
The support is aimed at cutting the number of those who feel lonely or isolated at what is the most sociable time of the year for many others.
The retailer will help support local Christmas lunch events for people who might otherwise be on their own on Christmas day.
While the Admiral Park branch will be supporting the Salvation Army’s Christmas lunch, the Rohais branch is asking organisers of Christmas dinner events to get in touch where they can apply for support from the retailer.
The deadline for requests is 26 September 2015. Continue reading
September 18th, 2015 by Saffery Champness
The 2015 Saffery Rotary Walk raised £46,301 for 11 local community projects, which is £10,000 more than raised from the 2014 walk.
The annual around the island walk, which took place in June 2015, saw almost 500 people take part.
Mr David Mortimer, the out-going Chair of the Saffery Rotary Walk, presented cheques at a special presentation evening at Les Rocquettes Hotel on Thursday 17 September to Butes Play Park in Alderney, Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association, Parkinson’s UK Guernsey Branch, Shiloh Church, Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG, National Autistic Guernsey Branch, Home Start Guernsey LBG, Guernsey Scout Association, Safer LBG, GROW Ltd and Access-ability.
As well as the chosen charities, Mr Mortimer also acknowledged a number of individual walkers in recognition of their specific achievements. Continue reading
September 18th, 2015 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
Healthspan’s charity Night Ride organised by the Guernsey Bicycle Group for Saturday 19 September 2015 will raise funds for the Cardiac Action Group and the Guernsey branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Night Ride provides routes for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
There are five cycling routes to choose from:
September 17th, 2015 by Vanessa
The annual Marine Conservation Society beach clean weekend occurs this year on the 19 and 20 September.
Guernsey volunteers will pick-up litter from Saints Bay from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday 19 September and from Rocquaine Bay from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday 20 September 2015.
A volunteer beach clean is also being organised for Fermain Bay on Sunday 20 September.
Please download the PDF file to your computer for details.
Litter accumulates on Guernsey beaches from two principal sources.
Marine borne litter washes up on the Guernsey shore from the shipping industry, the fishing industry, and run-off from land, and litter is also added to our beaches by a few careless people visiting the shore.
September 4th, 2015 by Guernsey Community Foundation
The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick of Guernsey and further afield.
The event is hosted by the Guernsey Community Foundation along with principle sponsor State Street Global Services.
Achievements are recognised across seven categories: Continue reading
June 27th, 2015 by Saffery Champness
The 2015 Saffery Champness Rotary Walk was a great success with approximately 470 people taking part in the 39-mile around the island walk on Saturday 6 June 2015, which was 24% more than participated in 2014.
Organisers have said that it’s now important for all those who took part to collect their sponsorship money and hand it in so that the chosen charities and organisations can get started on their projects and initiatives.
This year, for the first time, there will be a prize draw for any walker who has raised more than £100 in sponsorship.
The draw will take place on the 2 July 2015 by the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk’s organising committee.
Those who wish to be included need to ensure they get their funds raised handed in by 30 June 2015. Continue reading
June 11th, 2015 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
The local quarrying and construction business won the award for the environmental initiatives it has implemented at its Les Vardes quarry in the parish of St Sampson.
Michelle Arundale, HR and PR Executive at Insurance Corporation, and chair of the Conservation Awards judging panel, said that awarding the top prize of £2,000 to Ronez Ltd was a unanimous decision.
“The judges were greatly impressed by their commitment to maintaining a Biodiversity Action Plan and their passion for delivering it,” she said.
“They have planted 7000 trees and have installed numerous nesting boxes to encourage barn owls, kestrels and peregrine falcons.”
Many staff members are involved with the project to enhance the environment at their industrial site.
“Harvey’s project has merit because the planting will benefit insect life as well as the public,” Michelle Arundale said.
“The path that has been built is not well-known but it is charming and we hope the planting will attract more people to visit the area,” she said.
This was the 25th Anniversary of the Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards so it was decided to give an additional ‘Manpower’ Award, which was won by the charity Edible Guernsey.
A large team of workers from Insurance Corporation will spend a day helping Edible Guernsey develop their Bee Alley.
The judges were very impressed with their Edible Farm situated on a three vergee site at the former Sandpiper Vinery in St Pierre du Bois.
The charity will provide greater food security and sustainability on the island by increasing the diversity and abundance of local produce.
The winner of this year’s Peter Walpole People’s Choice award, which was voted for on the insurance Corporation website, was Harvey Adams whose Little Trees Project gained the most votes. He won £500 to help fund the initiative.
Judges also viewed a number of other projects including a scheme from Queux Patio Plants to highlight and counter the over-planting of allergenic wind-pollinated trees in urban areas by supplying female plants such as Coprosma sp.
Conservation Awards judges also viewed a new cliff path to Saints Bay in St Martins, and a Floral St Peter Port project to install a flower basket watering system in the retail area of St Peter Port.
The youngest entrant was eight year-old Enzo Crowson who won a special ‘Young Conservationist of the Year’ award for his excellent bug hotel in his parents’ front garden.
Enzo has also entered in previous years with his elder brother Jenson and the judges were delighted to see his use of recycled products and his continued commitment to such an important environmental cause.
May 3rd, 2015 by Heritage Group Ltd
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.
April 30th, 2015 by Waitrose
The ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme has already given out 37 kits to Guernsey schools.
The scheme aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children from across the UK and the Channel Islands to grow their own produce, which they can then sell to Waitrose customers.
The kit, which has been specially designed by Waitrose to get school vegetable patches up and running, includes seeds, equipment and step-by-step growing instructions and aims to promote healthy eating and increase pupils understanding of where their food comes from.