Combined Charities Fete 2018
This Saturday (21st July) saw the Association of Guernsey Charities hold its first annual combined charities fete at Government House. A similar event was planned last year but cancelled due to heavy rain. No such bad luck this year though as over thirty local charities set up stalls in the grounds of Governent House on a fabulously sunny afternoon to take part in the event.
The afternoon was extremely well supported by islanders and those that turned out were able to enjoy all sorts of entertainment ranging from Majorettes to a display of dog agility training. They were also able to see first hand the extraordinary work of many of the island's charities as well as help with their fund rasing efforts. Both His Excellency and Lady Corder spent time visiting all the stalls and exhibits, as did The Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas. Even Milo turned out to visit his 'doggy' friends from Wellbeing Animals Guernsey (WAG), the charity of which he is proud to be the first canine patron.
Sir Ian commented that he was absolutely delighted to see the grounds being used in such a way, supporting local charities and providing a worthwhile and fun afternoon for so many islanders. He also said that it was really encouraging to see so many charities interacting with each other under the auspices of the Association as talking and working together was fundamental to making the very best use of the Island's charitable and third sector resources.