26 Guernsey charities will benefit from the money raised from the 2023 Saffery Rotary Walk, taking place on Saturday 10th June.
This year’s selection represents a diverse range of charities across Guernsey who support islanders through many sectors, such as healthcare, sport, social care, arts, leisure and more. The full list of charities is shown below.
Simon Milsted, the chair of Saffery Rotary Walk’s organising team said: “This is our 25th walk and we hope to welcome a record-breaking number of entries while exceeding the previous total raised through sponsorship. Early bird discounts are still available for those who register before the end of January. We are proud to be supporting such a multitude of charities this year. It is always difficult to decide which will benefit each year, however, we have again selected a broad range of deserving charities that are representative of many sectors island wide.”
He continued: “Support will continue to be needed with ever increasing demands placed on the voluntary services, and we are pleased to be able to assist those who work selflessly for others. We are confident that the lives of a number of islanders will be made better and easier through the sponsorships raised by walkers.
“I want to thank our sponsors Saffery Champness, for their continued financial commitment and support. This means that every penny raised by our walkers and those who sponsor them goes to the local charities.”
Lisa Vizia, Director of Saffery Champness, said: “We take the responsibility of our sponsorship of the Saffery Rotary Walk incredibly seriously, and it is an honour to be involved. The Guernsey community benefits immensely from the money raised which makes it is such a worthwhile event to be supporting.
Lisa continued: “The shared camaraderie of those who take part is truly special as they work towards a common goal to raise money for a set of local charities while enjoying the beautiful views our island has to offer. The annual Walk is at the core of what we do at Saffery as we make our contribution to wider island life.”
The 2023 Saffery Rotary Walk on 10th June takes in 39 miles of Guernsey’s coastline, which begins and ends on the St Peter Port seafront. Walkers can take on the challenge of the entire walk or selected legs. The Walk is held in high regard, ranked among the best charity walks in the UK for its shared fellowship and scenic views. Registration is open already for individuals and relay teams and in March details will be released and entries open for the family group section of the walk. Everyone is encouraged to participate in what is hoped to be a record-breaking year. Further information can be found here.
The charities to benefit from the generous support of the walkers and their sponsors in the 2023 Saffery Rotary Walk are:
- Art for Guernsey LBG – Refurbishment of frames and additional ones for The Renoir Walk to coincide with international Renoir exhibition to be hosted in Guernsey in Autumn 2023.
- Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association – Floodlights for water training reservoir.
- Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support & Witness Service LBG – Update and enhance the witness suite.
- Every Child Our Future LBG – 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 LBG – Repairs to an internal ceiling from water damage.
- Guernsey Bereavement Service LBG – Wellbeing classes and equipment for those suffering bereavement.
- Guernsey Cardiac Action Group – Manikins and training defibrillators.
- Guernsey Choral Festival LBG – Disney Family Concert with top quality singers and fun for all the family.
- Guernsey Community Savings LBG – Financial education for 300 Year 9 students with both face to face and online input.
- Guernsey Disability Alliance LBG – 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.
- Guernsey RAF Air Cadets – 3 nights in Lihou for their leadership and adventure training in February 2024
- Headway Guernsey LBG – Equipment for the delivery of the Brain Tree Training programme for young stroke survivors
- Les Bourgs Hospice – New booklet about the hospice
- Mill Street Community Café LBG – Flooring for the redeveloped kitchen on the ground floor
- Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation – Infant hip Examination Trainer doll and Newborn Anne manikin
- Relate Guernsey – Branded materials for raising awareness
- Ron Short Centre LBG – 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 LBG – Specialised stretcher as part of the refit of Flying Christine III
- The National Trust of Guernsey – Audio visual equipment for the refurbishment of the exhibition area 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