October 14th, 2015 by Guernsey Mind
Guernsey Mind‘s “Change for the Good” themed conference at Les Cotils, St Peter Port on Thursday 15 October 2015 will be chaired by Sue Baker, Director of the Time to Change Campaign, a social movement made up of thousands of individuals and organisations across England who are getting the nation to rethink their attitude to mental health.
Speakers will deliver important key messages including positive attitudes to mental health, the impact of stigma in the workplace, a focus on recovery and practical and simple ways to manage mental health at work and in sport.
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
July 2nd, 2015 by Guernsey Community Foundation
The Guernsey Community Foundation hosted a workshop at St Pierre Park Hotel on 30 June 2015, which looked at opportunities to benefit the community by building a stronger partnership between the voluntary sector and the States of Guernsey Health and Social Services Department (HSSD).
The workshop attracted 76 delegates representing over 50 voluntary organisations as well as the HSSD and other States of Guernsey departments.
Wayne Bulpitt, Chair of the Guernsey Community Foundation, opened the evening’s presentations and discussions.
He introduced Carol Tozer, HSSD Chief Officer, who discussed the challenges and opportunities faced by HSSD, speaking about the importance of the voluntary sector in helping to prevent ill-health, involving people in planning their own care, and developing more responsive services.
Ruby Parry, HSSD’s Director of Communities, led an interactive session where attendees were asked to talk about their reasons for becoming involved in the voluntary sector, and the values and principles that guided their work. 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 26th, 2015 by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
The charity provides long term residential, day and respite care for people with serious physical disabilities such as MS, spinal injuries, strokes and MND.
They currently have 11 permanent residents and offer a range of respite services allowing carers to have a break.
The annual event, which will take place on Sunday 30 August 2015, takes runners through all ten Guernsey parishes and along some of the island’s most scenic roads and lanes.
It has become a key part of the island’s sporting calendar and attracts competitors from around the world. Continue reading
June 25th, 2015 by Richard Lord
On 24 June 2015 fourteen people were passing through Cobo on their way around the entire Guernsey coast.
Through hfholidays, they booked a walking holiday around each island of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The couples and individuals from the UK, France and the Netherlands didn’t know each other until they met on the first day of their trip.
They walked around Sark on 22 June, allowed two days to walk around the coast of Guernsey, were walking around Herm on 25 June, and walking 14 miles around the coast of Alderney on Friday 26 June to complete 68 miles in total before returning to the UK on Saturday 27 June. Continue reading
June 25th, 2015 by Richard Lord
The Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) organised a very successful demonstration of electric bikes on Smith Street in the heart of St Peter Port from midday to 2 pm on Friday 19 June 2015.
Adventure Cycles from St Martin and Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop on Les Banques provided a range of electric bicycles for members of the public to test ride up and down an area of Smith street delineated by traffic cones. Continue reading
June 17th, 2015 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
The path for electric bike travel on Smith Street will be marked by cones.
Electric bikes give cyclists the ability to easily climb Guernsey hills and to carry the extra weight of shopping and office papers effortlessly.
They assist with pedaling when the cyclist needs assistance so they do provide the bicycle rider with some exercise.
They have ample battery power to take a rider anywhere in Guernsey on a daily basis with inexpensive overnight charging.
An electric bike is an inexpensive way to commute to and from work and it avoids the hassle of wasting time and money looking for parking.
June 13th, 2015 by Richard Lord
The forty-five minute broadcast, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, covered what to do when someone is suspected of having a head injury, how to treat someone with a soft tissue injury such as a ligament sprain or muscle or tendon strain, what to do when someone suffers a severe allergic reaction, and how to deal with someone undergoing an asthma attack.
Each health issue was illustrated by actors outdoors and then discussed in a studio with an audience.
All the students were given a quiz to complete based on what they had learned during the live broadcast. Continue reading
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.