The two Guernsey Rotary Clubs were delighted to announce at the recent presentation evening at Government House that the Saffery Rotary Round Island Walk raised an incredible £86,500 this year, an amazing total for a one day event in the island. This was distributed to 25 local community projects and charities at the award evening.
The walk had an exceptional year with 995 walkers, including 35 relay teams, taking part. The Lieutenant Governor Sir Ian Corder, the walk’s Patron and host for the evening (who has completed the 39 mile walk every year since his appointment) congratulated everyone involved in the walk on this years achievement and wished the walk continuing success in the future.
The presentations were not just about cash, but with individual awards for Youngest, Oldest walker, most cash raised by a team and Individual and the Endeavour award for someone going the “extra mile” for the event. A special award was also given to a relay team who walked in memory of a long standing supporter of the walk “Mark Fallaize” who sadly passed away last year. The award was accepted by Marks wife Julie.
The date of next years walk was also announced during the evening, which is Saturday 6th June 2020.