Guernsey Press

Citizens Advice interim CEO takes up its ‘45’ challenge

THE interim CEO of Citizens Advice Guernsey will be walking a kilometre for every year the charity has been helping islanders, to raise funds for the organisation.

Annie Ashmead, interim CEO of Citizens Advice Guernsey, will be walking 45km to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Guernsey-based charity. (32486130)

Annie Ashmead will be walking 45km on Wednesday 20 September. Starting at 7.45am, she will be walking five laps of 9km from the Citizens Advice Guernsey office on the Bridge to Town and back.

The walk is part of charity’s new ‘45’ campaign, and takes place during Citizens Advice Awareness Fortnight, which runs from 10 to 24 September.

‘I wanted to take on a challenge that represented our 45th anniversary,’ said Mrs Ashmead. ‘45km is longer than a marathon, so this demonstrates that we go that extra mile. If you want to join me for a stint of my walk, please do, otherwise honk your car horn and cheer me on, all encouragement helps.

‘We want to raise awareness for Citizens Advice Guernsey and the service we offer in the island, which is why we launched the 45 campaign. Take 45 minutes and help someone else, or take 45 minutes and join me on my walk.’

The‘45’ campaign also encourages the people of Guernsey to take 45 minutes out of their day to help someone else, by doing their food shop for them, walking the dog, or having a cup of tea and chat with a neighbour.

Mrs Ashmead said that if anyone was interested in finding out more about being a volunteer or was curious about what other roles are available in the service, they should get in touch.

‘And as ever, if you or somebody you know needs advice, I urge you to get in touch with us.’