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Have you signed up for the Saffery Rotary Walk yet?

Have you signed up for the Saffery Rotary Walk yet?

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Have you signed up for the Saffery Rotary Walk yet?

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Time is running out for anyone wanting to sign up to complete this year's Saffery Rotary Walk as part of a relay team.

The Guernsey College of Further Education is among the organisations who are already signed up, with 2018 team captain Laura Le Maitre to be joined on the day by lecturers, liaison officers, a library manager and faculty director Jane Fears.

The College relay team will be called the ‘College Crackers’ with Ms Fear's explaining it's their second time entering a team after they really enjoyed it the first time.

"It’s a great way of participating in the event for people (like me) who don’t want to take on the whole 39-mile course," she said. “Our team is made up of people from all over the college and we have varied fitness levels and ability. We are really looking forward to the walk and are aiming to raise as much money as possible.”

The 39 mile course is known as a challenge for most people regardless of fitness levels, but with the relay option, first introduced in 2016, many more people have been able to take part in the annual community event.

Saffery Rotary Walk 2017

Pictured: walkers in 2017

This option divides the 39 miles into seven sections so relay walkers can tackle the challenge in manageable distances around Guernsey’s coastline. Each team taking part can have a minimum of four and a maximum of seven walkers.

The seven sections vary in size with the smallest distance being 3.5 miles from Bordeaux to the finish line and the largest between Jerbourg point and Le Gouffre at 8 miles.

Director at Saffery Champness Lisa Vizia said: “A relay team option is a fantastic way for corporates to do their bit for the community. We’re pleased that our staff members have taken part in previous years and staff from our compliance and trust departments are entering again this year.”

Chair of the Saffery Rotary Walk Simon Milsted said: “The relay option is the perfect alternative for those who do not wish to take on the full 39 miles.

28 relay teams entered last year’s walk and contributed a significant amount to the funds raised. It’s a great opportunity for corporates to get together and use it as an opportunity to give back to the community.”

Participants can register for the Saffery Rotary Walk, sponsored by Saffery Champness, through the event’s website: safferyrotarywalk.com 

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