St Peter Port 2012 Harbour Carnival raises record amount

July 18th, 2012 by RBC Wealth Management

Deputy Michelle Le Clerc with Scouts (left to right) Thomas Harvey, Luke Malcic, Harry Rose, Thomas Brierly and Nick Paluch (click image to expand - image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scouts Association are in line for £12,000 because the 2012 St Peter Port Harbour Carnival raised a record-breaking amount.

The event, held on Friday 6 July, raised a total of £24,000, helped by a rain-free evening, and new events such as the corporate duck race. The remaining 50% of the amount raised will go towards other local good causes.

The Scouts were chosen as the main beneficiaries by Harbour Carnival organisers the Guernsey Round Table and sponsors RBC Wealth Management.

Julie Bulpitt, Bailiwick Commissioner of the Guernsey Scouts Association could not be more delighted with the amount they will receive.

She said “it’s been a packed few months since we heard in May 2012 that we had been selected as the main beneficiary. We have been busy selling the mini ducks and building rafts to enter the various races and we helped out on the night.”

“We even had Guernsey Cub Scout Leader, Deputy Michelle Le Clerc entering in the man-powered flight race. Who knew fund-raising could be so much fun!”

Deputy Michelle Le Clerc and her team of engineers before her intrepid flight over St Peter Port harbour (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

“To know that we will receive this amount of money means we will definitely be able to buy the new equipment needed, for use by all Guernsey’s ten Scouts groups, as well as take them off-island on various trips.”

Guernsey Round Table President Shaun Gourley was also thrilled with how the evening went.

He said “we were so lucky with the weather which helped to bring the crowds out. With a record number of team entries, the atmosphere was fantastic. Also, a big thank you to everyone who pledged money for a corporate or mini rubber duck, and to the Scouts for helping with the fundraising. It was a real team effort.”

Harbour Carnival water sports (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Alan Pearce from the Guernsey Leadership Team at RBC Wealth Management who was supporting RBC teams on the night said “RBC is extremely proud to be the sponsor of this fantastic community event for the fifth year running. We’re delighted that the event has grown every year and that 2012 has raised a record amount for the Scouts and other local charities and good causes.”


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