Tag Archive for 'Guernsey'

Saffery Champness Rotary Walkers raise funds for 11 local charities

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 […]

Guernsey Bicycle Group electric bike demonstration a great success

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 […]

Marine dredging firm Van Oord has its own bicycles for Guernsey work

June 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

It is hard to miss the bright orange bicycles in front of the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port. On first seeing them while traveling along the waterfront one might think that they belong to a new Guernsey cycle hire company. The bicycles have caught the attention of Guernsey’s cycling community because of their […]

Conservation Herd at Port Soif to encourage habitat for skylarks

June 10th, 2015 by La Société Guernesiaise

La Société Guernesiaise is to use its herd of six Guernsey steers to try to attract the skylark back to the Island by reintroducing grazing to the Port Soif Common area this summer. Many islanders will remember the wonderful sight and sound of the skylarks that were once widespread in Guernsey. However, apart from the […]

Home-Start’s Dragonflies drop-in centre for pre-school children

April 14th, 2015 by Home-Start Guernsey

  With funding from the Sarah Groves Foundation for three years, family support charity Home-Start launched ‘Dragonflies’ drop-in centre for parents and carers with pre-school children in April 2015. The drop-in occurs on Tuesdays (including most of the school holidays) between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. at Roseville Community Centre, Le Petit Bouet,  St Peter Port. The Sarah […]

Guernsey’s elderly to benefit from charities receiving grant funding

September 12th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The first round of the Pargiter Trust Grants has seen more than £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with elderly people. Five recipients were awarded grants: Milly’s Foundation, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association, Carers Coming Together, Eldad Elim Church and the Guernsey Arts Commission. The Guernsey Community Foundation has been working with the Pargiter Trust, […]

Dominion MUG fund raising off-road Bike Ride on 5 October 2014

September 4th, 2014 by Male Uprising in Guernsey

Get on your bicycle in October 2014 to help raise money for MUG – Guernsey’s male cancer charity. The second MUG Dominion Bike Ride takes place on the 5th October 2014. The largely off-road route will take bike riders along 12 miles of Guernsey’s beautiful coastal paths. It will take around two hours to complete […]

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 […]

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

March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

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 […]

Nissan LEAF electric cars proving extremely popular

March 18th, 2014 by Nissan Motor Company

Drivers of the Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric car – are racing towards the 1 billion kilometre mark. Roberto San José, from Valladolid, was the first taxi driver in Spain to buy a Nissan LEAF, explaining that since buying his Nissan LEAF in October 2011 he has covered over 100,000 km and eliminated […]