The walk’s organising committee, made up of representatives from the Rotary Club and sponsor Saffery Champness, had the difficult task of selecting which applications would benefit from the overall funds raised.
After receiving a record 59 applications, the committee chose 20 local community projects to receive funds from the 2018 Saffery Rotary Walk, which takes place on Saturday 9 June.
The projects selected for 2018 funding are:
Simon Milsted, chair of the walk’s organising committee, said: “The committee is always looking to have as big an impact on the community as possible, supporting organisations that provide important services for islanders.
“The success of this event is dependent on people taking part and generating sponsorship, so we’d like to encourage walkers to take advantage of our early-bird offers and get registered as soon as possible, whether you are walking the full 39 miles or a section of it as a relay team.”
The Saffery Rotary Walk is one of Guernsey’s largest annual charity fundraising events and the only round-island walk. This is the fifth year that sponsor Saffery Champness has supported the walk and the firm is committed to assisting the Saffery Rotary Walk committee.
Lisa Vizia, director at Saffery Champness and member of the organising committee, said: “Supporting local community projects is an important element in our approach to CSR at Saffery Champness. It was a difficult task to select 20 charities from the record number of applications we received; however we feel that our choices reflect a good cross section of community projects across the island. We hope that walkers will now be inspired to register and get fundraising for these 20 deserving local charities.”
Participants can register by going to the event’s website: www.safferyrotarywalk.com and signing up to the fundraising platform Race Nation which also enables people to raise sponsorship and donate through a secure server.
More information can be found on the walk’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Safferyrotarywalk.com and @SRIslandwalk on Twitter.