The Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder KBE CB has completed the 39-mile Saffery Rotary Walk route a eleven days ahead of this year’s scheduled walk on Saturday 9 June. Last year both His Excellency and Lady Corder completed the challenge with their puppy Milo. This year His Excellency walked with his son Captain Alex Corder.
His Excellency said: “Having taken part in the walk last year, my aim is to complete it every year whilst we are in Guernsey. Unfortunately the date this year coincides with The Queen’s official birthday, meaning that we have other official engagements. So I am doing the next best thing.
“This is a fantastic event that supports an incredibly wide range of local charities and I would encourage anyone to participate.”
Chairman of the Saffery Rotary Walk Simon Milsted said: “We are extremely grateful that His Excellency and his son, Captain Corder, have given up their precious time today to walk Guernsey’s entire 39 mile coastline to promote this year’s Saffery Rotary Walk.
“It is marvellous that they are prepared to lead the way personally in encouraging others to register to take part in this fantastic event, which will be held in less than two weeks’ time. There can be no better endorsement of our event.
“Whether walking just a number of legs or the entire route, entrants are assured of a wonderful day and, we hope, take pride in raising much needed sponsorship for this year’s 20 selected local charity projects.”
This year’s walk takes place on Saturday 9 June and will support 20 local charitable causes. Walkers are still able to register as an individual online until Thursday 7 June and in person on the day.