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Volunteer for Guernsey beach clean on 19 and 20 September 2015

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.

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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.

Guernsey Community Awards are at St James on 4 November 2015

September 4th, 2015 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The Guernsey Community Awards will be on 4 November 2015

The Guernsey Community Awards will be on 4 November 2015

The Guernsey Community Foundation’s annual Community Awards return to St James Concert and Assembly Hall on Wednesday 4 November 2015.

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

Guernsey Community Foundation facilitates a stronger partnership between HSSD and voluntary sector

July 2nd, 2015 by Guernsey Community Foundation

First PowerPoint slide of the evening (click image to expand)

First PowerPoint slide of the evening (click image to expand)

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

Saffery Champness Rotary Walkers raise funds for 11 local charities

June 27th, 2015 by Saffery Champness

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Tonnelle House congratulates Saffery Champness Rotary Walkers less than two miles from the finish line (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

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 winner will receive an overnight stay at the Hotel de Havelet and dinner for two at the Wellington Boot Restaurant.

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

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

April 14th, 2015 by Home-Start Guernsey

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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 Groves Foundation’s aim is to ‘enhance young lives’ and one of the ways to do this is through the use of art.

This ties in with the aims of the drop-in, which is led by a play-leader to give children the opportunity to explore different arts and crafts with their parents, which will follow certain themes such as seasons or celebrations. Continue reading

Volunteers requested for Saints Bay beach clean on 20 September 2014

September 18th, 2014 by Vanessa

A beach clean is being organised for Saints Bay from 10 am to midday on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Please join others to help keep this beautiful beach and bay litter free.

This beach clean is registered with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society and litter collected will be tabulated and sent to the MCS for inclusion in their national database and their report on the status of British beaches.

For additional information please call Vanessa Crispini-Adams on 07781 422 188 or email



OSA pop-up shop on Smith Street becomes volunteering centre from 2 to 7 June 2014

May 8th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-up shop window on Smith Street, St Peter Port on 1 December 2012 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The OSA Pop-Up shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port will be transformed into a Volunteering Centre to mark National Volunteers’ Week 2014.

From Monday 2 June to Saturday 7 June 2014, the Pop-Up shop will be occupied by a wide range of charities that are actively seeking volunteers.

For those thinking about volunteering, this presents an easy opportunity to drop in for an informal chat about what opportunities are out there.

The shop on Smith Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

“We want to make volunteering as accessible as possible, so the pop-up shop is perfectly located to catch workers during their lunch break or after work,”’ Laurel Le Tocq of the Continue reading

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

March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

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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 trees and place wood chip mulch around them to aid their growth and Continue reading

Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park needs volunteers, old cards, egg boxes and small gifts

January 31st, 2014 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey Botanical Trust 25 January 2014 ‘Garden Gossip‘ newsletter states that the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden is now an accredited Guernsey visitor attraction.

The beautiful garden expects many visitors in 2014. The garden hopes to open from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays between March and September 2014 and Bank Holidays, but the Guernsey Botanical Trust needs a sufficient number of volunteers to open the garden gates, put out the information boards and greet visitors.

The charity is asking for new volunteers to offer three hours per week for the 2014 season.

The charity is launching a “Meet the Team” evening on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at the Castel Douzaine room, Les Beaucamps.

The charity also requests donations of items photographed in the image above.

Contact it by emailing:


The Caves youth centre on Upper Mansell Street in St Peter Port

January 31st, 2014 by Richard Lord

Matthew Sawbridge, The Caves Youth Centre Manager, spoke to Sustainable Guernsey about plans for the youth centre on Upper Mansell Street, Trinity Square in St Peter Port.

The Caves on Upper Mansell Street next to Trinity Square in St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Caves on Upper Mansell Street next to Trinity Square in St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The Caves, which uses the former ‘The Caves du Bordeaux’ premises, has been set-up by Guernsey Youth, which is an independent charity headed by Wayne Bulpitt.

Matthew Sawbridge, who has a three year contract funded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands, is reaching out to every secondary school on the island, the Guernsey College of Further Education, and two sixth form centres to let young people know about The Caves.

“The Caves will cater for people aged 11 to 24 years old, and has a maximum capacity of 70 people upstairs, and up to 40 on the ground floor.”

“The ground floor has been set-up primarily as a youth café.” Continue reading