Saffery Rotary Walk benefiting 26 charities in its 25th year

LEADERSHIP training for Guernsey air cadets, new reservoir floodlights for Guernsey Scouts and a temporary aviary for the GSPCA are a few of the projects that are set to be funded by this year’s Saffery Rotary Walk.

This year marks the 25th edition of the Saffery Rotary Walk. (31709107)
This year marks the 25th edition of the Saffery Rotary Walk. (31709107)

The 25th annual round-the-island walk is set to take place on Saturday 10 June.

The walk, which begins and ends on the St Peter Port seafront, takes in 39 miles of coastline, and participants can choose to complete the whole walk or do selected legs.

Registration is already open for individuals and relay teams, with early-bird discount available to those who register before the end of January.

Details will be released in March for the family group section.

Organising team chairman Simon Milsted is encouraging everyone to participate in what he hoped would be a successful year.

‘We hope to welcome a record-breaking number of entries while exceeding the previous total raised through sponsorship.

‘We are confident that the lives of a number of islanders will be made better and easier through the sponsorships raised by walkers,’ he said.

Mr Milsted added that his team were proud to be supporting 26 different charities this year, with areas including healthcare, sport and the arts all represented.

‘We have again selected a broad range of deserving charities that are representative of many sectors island wide,’ he said.

The money will be shared between a wide variety of charities, including head injury charity Headway, Guernsey Bereavement Service, Les Bourgs Hospice and the Guernsey National Trust.

Mr Milsted also thanked sponsor Saffery Champness for its financial commitment and support.

Saffery Champness director Lisa Vizia said the company took responsibility for sponsoring the walk seriously.

‘The Guernsey community benefits immensely from the money raised which makes it is such a worthwhile event to be supporting,’ she said.

. To find out more about the walk, and which charities are being supported, visit https://safferyrotarywalk.org.gg/

The 26 charities and what the money will be used for

Art for Guernsey – Refurbishment of frames and additional ones for The Renoir Walk to coincide with international Renoir exhibition

Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association – Floodlights for water training reservoir.

Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support & Witness Service – Update and enhance the witness suite.

Every Child Our Future – Complete refresh of the therapeutic equipment in the children’s play room.

Girlguiding Guernsey – Materials for the rebranding of Girlguiding in 2023.

GSPCA – Temporary aviary.

Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service – Repairs to an internal ceiling from water damage.

Guernsey Bereavement Service – Wellbeing classes and equipment for those suffering bereavement.

Guernsey Cardiac Action Group – Manikins and training defibrillators.

Guernsey Choral Festival – Disney Family Concert with top quality singers and fun for all the family.

Guernsey Community Savings – Financial education for 300 Year 9 students with both face to face and online input.

Guernsey Disability Alliance – Establishing the new way forward for social media support for raising awareness and changing attitudes around their members with disability and ensuring their voices are heard.

Les Bourgs Hospice – New booklet about the hospice.

Guernsey RAF Air Cadets – Three nights in Lihou for leadership and adventure training in February 2024.

Headway Guernsey – Equipment for the delivery of the Brain Tree Training programme for young stroke survivors.

Mill Street Community Cafe – Flooring for the redeveloped kitchen.

Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation – Infant hip examination trainer doll and newborn Anne manikin.

Relate Guernsey – Branded materials for raising awareness.

Ron Short Centre – Specialised seatbelts for wheelchairs in vehicles.

Rosaire Community Association – Specialised gentle exercise classes.

Shiloh Church – Restructure the storage facility and provide additional food to support their foodbank service expansion.

St John Guernsey – Specialised stretcher for the Flying Christine III marine ambulance.

The National Trust of Guernsey – Audio visual equipment at The Folk and Costume Museum.

The Orca Charitable LBG – Website development.

Wellbeing Animals Guernsey – Branded clothing for volunteers and dogs.

Wigwam Support Group – Specialised safety glass for the secure play area in the new autism and learning disability adapted play area.

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