Guernsey Government House

Business brisk as local charities pull in the crowds

The grounds of Government House were thrown open to the public on Saturday 20th July 2019, for the annual Association of Guernsey Charities Fête.AGC Fete 2019  - Credit: Chris George Photography Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

Around 1,100 people visited the event between midday and 4pm, where forty local charities had - in every sense - set out their stalls. BBC Guernsey undertook a live broadcast, with John Randall interviewing organisers and volunteers as part of the Channel Island-wide Saturday morning radio show.

Visitors to the fête were treated to a wide range of activities and attractions, including the opportunity to win a ride in a supercar. Refreshments were also on offer, plus entertainment in the central arena that featured live music, performing Majorettes and a dog training demonstration. Car parking was supervised by the Guernsey Scouts.

Organisers and volunteers breathed a collective sigh of relief when the previous evening's heavy rain was replaced by sunshine and a light breeze. Charity stalls enjoyed a busy afternoon, which concluded with an informal drinks reception hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor and Lady Corder to thank the many local charity volunteers for their service to the community.