Guernsey Press

Streets of Rome come to Town for fundraiser

AN ITALIAN-THEMED night raised almost £11,000 for the Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Organiser Michael Kinnersly, left, with Helene and Peter Le Cheminant at the Guernsey Yacht Club for the fundraiser.

The event, held at the Guernsey Yacht Club, started with Italian aperitifs and wine served to the strains of a jazz trio, prior to a private dinner.

Event organiser Michael Kinnersly thanked the individual and company sponsors, including Ravenscroft, Cooper Brouard, Collenette Jones, Blue Diamond, Perscitus and Cherry Godfrey.

‘We have been doing this event for 20 years, this was our first Italian evening,’ he said.

‘During dinner romantic Italian music and songs were played by an accordion and guitar player. It was like being on the streets of Sorrento or Rome.’

A raffle and auction, drawn by Sir Digby Jones, raised £3,000 towards the evening’s total.

The Guernsey Cheshire Home provides care and opportunity for people with serious physical disabilities in as close to a family atmosphere as possible.

The charity receives no direct States funding and relies on fundraising and donations. It costs over £1.1m. annually to run the home.