The Rotary Club of Guernsey Centenary Events Continue With The Saffery Rotary Walk

To mark their own centenary year coinciding with the 25th year of this incredible annual event, six past Rotary presidents are joining the current president of the Rotary Club of Guernsey on the 10th of June to form a relay team to participate in this year’s Round Island Walk.

Brian Acton, President said “In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of our Club, we decided to participate and lead by example and submit an ‘aged and mature relay group’ to illustrate that this is an event that all can be involved in. Between us we have on average well over 25 years of serving the community through Rotary.

“On the day we seven will be taking time off from our regular duties as volunteer officials to enjoy actually participating in the walk. We will not missing the opportunity of raising sponsorship for our efforts.

“If the thought of taking on the whole walk seems a little intimidating, then why not get a Relay Team together as we have done to share the footsteps. Alternatively join the, more modest, Family Walk that starts at Chouet. It really isn’t too late to register.”

In 2022 34 relay teams took part and for 2023 organisers want to smash this number! 25 charities have been chosen to benefit from this year’s sponsorship money.

Simon Milsted, Chairman of the Walk Committee said, “The values that underpin our Round Island Walk sit very comfortably with those of the Rotary Club in terms of its longevity, its deep-rooted involvement with our Island community and the service our walkers give to so many charities through the sponsorship that they raise. So it is particularly fitting that our 25th Walk falls in the 100th anniversary year for the first Rotary Club’s foundation in Guernsey. It was a simple decision to mark this linkage by inviting the Club’s past presidents to field a relay team this year.

“Naturally we would like to encourage other organisations, workgroups or families to join us in what is proven to be a really great way to enjoy our marvellous coastline while raising money for hard pressed charities in the Bailiwick.”