26 local charities to benefit from the 2023 Saffery Rotary Walk

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 can be found here

‘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.’ says Simon Milsted, the chair of Saffery Rotary Walk’s organising team.

 ‘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.’

Simon continues: ‘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, says: ‘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 continues: ‘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.