01 February 2018 Annual Seminar 'The art of great storytelling' - how to tell your story for impact & income
Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands

Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands Annual Seminar. It will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12.30-17.00 at Les Cotils, St Peter Port, GY1 1UU. 12.30-13.15 Networking buffet lunch The keynote speaker is John Williams, Vice Chair of the Association of Chairs & Communications Consultant. Followed by a panel session, interactive workshop & closing remarks. To book your place

02 February 2018 Carers Guernsey is recruiting!
Carers Guernsey LBG

Carers Guernsey are currently recruiting a Manager and an Outreach Worker to help launch this critical new service in the Bailiwick. Carers Guernsey will provide a voice, support network and platform for Guernsey's estimated 2000-4000 informal, unpaid carers and those they care for. The Manager role is part-time and the Outreach Worker is a full-time role. This is exciting opportunity to really shape a brand new charity. To receive job descriptions for the posts or to have an informal chat about the roles please contact Jim Roberts at For more information about the roles please see our Twitter post:

02 February 2018 50% Sale on at our Charity Shop at the GSPCA until the end of GSPCA Purple Week
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Did you know that we have an on-site Charity Shop open 7 days a week with lots of great bargains? With the run up to GSPCA Purple Week until the end on the 16th February you can get 50% off the sales items in our Charity Shop which is next to the cats looking for homes at the Shelter in St Andrews. From clothes to toys, jewellery to furniture there is something for everyone. We also have a great Charity Shop Pet Section where you can get everything from leads to cat baskets, bowls to toys, bird cages to rodent tunnels. We also sell hot drinks and a few snacks so you can spend a little longer at the Shop or for a £2 donation you can go and see a few of the animals looking for homes between 11am and 4pm. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am to 4pm. Michelle Champion Shop Supervisor said “We have lots of great bargains for sale in our Charity Shop at the GSPCA.” “The shop is open 7 days a week and we even have a changing area to try on the clothes.” “We have a separate pet section and if you are looking for something please just ask and we can check our stores.” “With a 50% sale up until the end of GSPCA Purple Week when we are celebrating the 145th anniversary of the Shelter this is the time to grab a real bargain.” Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With 500 animals in our care the Charity Shop helps raise much needed funds to help save animals lives.” “We have the only Charity Shop I know that you walk past some of the animals you actually help with buying goods from the Charity Shop.” “GSPCA Purple Week starts on the 8th February and we are asking Guernsey to please help support us in this week celebrating our 145th year.” To see some of the goods on sale at the Charity Shop please visit - To find out about GSPCA Purple Week please visit -

06 February 2018 Chairs available
The Association of Guernsey Charities

EFG have some ex-boardroom chairs (fabric covered, legs not wheels) available free of charge. EFG can deliver. Please contact Patrick Goddard on 709022 for information

09 February 2018 London Marathon - Sponsorship NEEDED
Every Child Our Future LBG

Please please dig deep and sponsor Kevin McDonnell who is running the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise funds for ECOF and Bright Beginnings. You can donate by clicking on the donate button on this page. Thank you for your support

14 February 2018 Today at the GSPCA Please Help Our Birthday Wishes Come True - Celebrating 145 years 14th February
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On this day 145 years ago a group of caring souls that decided that an organisation was needed in Guernsey to stop the neglect and cruelty to animals in Guernsey was formed with a focus on education and supporting the community. From those humble beginnings in 1873 around 6 generations ago it is unlikely that those founding volunteers would believe the journey the GSPCA would face and how far we would come. Today on the 14th February 2018 the GSPCA celebrate 145 years and on our founding day and this Valentines Day could you help our birthday wishes come true. There are many ways to support our work and here are a few ideas using the numbers of 1 4 5. £1.45p or a penny for every year – By donating £1.45 you could help feed and worm one of our 80+ hedgehogs at the GSPCA or feed one of the dogs in for a home today. To donate online please visit - £14.50 or 10p for every year – By donating £14.50 you could help feed all of the cats looking for a home on our birthday or help feed Temperance the seal pup for 2 days. £145.00 or £1 for every year – By donating £145 you can help us carry out an operation on one of the animals in our care. Our vet fees costs £1000’s every month and we never know when we rescue a sick or injured animal when they will need an operation or complicated vet care. £1,450.00 or £10 for every year – By donating £1450 and an extra £1.61 you can help us refloor one of our kennels which will then last for decades. In the next few months we are looking to put new floors down in our kennels and we are appealing for support to help with this huge project. We help around 200 stray dogs a year, find 30 to 50 dogs new homes, help dogs in emergency situations, rescue dogs that have been neglected or cruelly treated, house dogs for those on their holidays to mention a small selection of why dogs come to stay at the GSPCA. £14,500.00 or £100 for every year – By donating £14,500 this could put new floors in 10 kennels or help pay for the running costs for the whole work of the Shelter for a week. With over 500 animals in our care and rescuing animals 24/7 as well as running 15 buildings at the GSPCA it costs around £2,000 a day to run the GSPCA. £145,000.00 or £1,000 for every year – This to anyone this is a huge amount of money but this would help run the GSPCA for 3 months covering all costs 24 hours 7 days a week or would go a long way towards rebuilding some of our older buildings which some date back to the late 1940’s. We are always looking for Build Partners and if anyone would like to help with our Redevelopment & Rebuild projects then we would love to hear from them. To donate to help us celebrate 145 years and the animals in our care at the GSPCA please visit - Every penny helps make a huge difference but there other ways to gift or help support our work in helping prevent cruelty and promote kindness to animals. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It is hard to believe 145 years ago today some caring souls thought that in Guernsey we needed a charity to help neglected animals and with the forethought to help educate and support the community to help prevent and stop cruelty to animals.” “The GSPCA has such a rich history helping animals and in recent years have been humbled many times with recognition both locally and internationally for the work that is carried out 24/7.” “All this week we are celebrating 145 years since we were founded with our GSPCA Purple Week and to find out how you can get involved please visit ." “Every penny helps make a difference and we wouldn’t exist without the community and there are many ways to support our work from checking out our Amazon Wish List to adopting an animal in need of a home.” “We have highlighted some of the ways you can donate using the numbers 1 4 and 5 and one of the massive projects we have upcoming is reflooring our kennels and for £1,450 you can help us put a new floor in one of our 31 kennels we are looking to do over the next few months.” “Another great way to regularly support our work is by becoming an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor which is a monthly giving scheme to support the many animals in our care.” “We know many will be occupied today with their loved one’s but we would really appreciate some Valentines love for the animals in our care at the GSPCA.” “There are many schools and businesses helping support our 145th year during our GSPCA Purple Week and we would love to hear from anyone interested in helping us help the animals of Guernsey.” Here are some of the other ways to support our work - To see some of the animals in need of a home please visit - To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our week please visit - To visit our Amazon Wish List please visit - To see our main Wish List on our website please visit - To see our opening hours please visit – We have guided tours next week, to find out more please visit - To see our history please visit For more information please call 01481 257261 or email

28 February 2018 Carers Support Group
Guernsey Alzheimers Association

We are holding a Carers Support Group every Wednesday afternoon between 2:00 - 4:00 at our Delancey Centre. This session is supported by and run in conjunction with the Memory Clinic team. Guest speakers attend every week to talk on a variety of topics related to Dementia. Please feel free to just turn up where a warm welcome awaits you and your loved one. Whilst you listen to the speaker our volunteers will look after your loved one in the comfort of our lounge.


01 March 2018 GO OUTDOORS
GO (Giving Opportunities to Guernsey's Young People)

Go ( on the Bridge) has started an outside selling area. WE sell bikes, garden furniture, garden toys and many other items for outside living - come and see us

01 March 2018 Disability & Inclusion strategy 11th Highlight report
Guernsey Disability Alliance

The States Disability Officer 11th highlight report on the progress of the Disability & Inclusion strategy can be found here. it is in a new easy to read format.

27 March 2018 GDA open meeting - Preventing disability discrimination – making it real
Guernsey Disability Alliance

Please join us at Les Cotils 7-9pm for our next meeting which is open to all. Preventing disability discrimination – making it real What’s involved, and why is it taking so long? ________________________________________________________________ “Rights” have always topped the polls of GDA members’ priorities. But what rights? - and how can they be protected? Why the delays? What are the States’ plans and what difference might those plans make to our lives? The session on 27th March, led by Rob Platts and Karen Blanchford, will be a facilitated group discussion designed to broaden understanding of the subject and to seek members’ views on key issues. Through discussion, and through real life examples, Rob and Karen aim to bring the subject alive. A second session is planned where members will be able to gain a greater understanding of, and voice their opinion about, the key issues involved in developing the Guernsey’s disability discrimination legislation. find out more on our blog