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Herm trip is new charity’s first smile-raiser

Herm trip is new charity’s first smile-raiser

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Herm trip is new charity’s first smile-raiser

Wednesday 27 June 2018

More than 100 children have been treated to a trip to Herm by the Smile for Georgie Foundation as part of its goal to bring smiles to people’s faces.

Smile for Georgie was started by her parents in memory of Georgie Le Prevost, who died in a car accident last July. The Foundation was officially registered on 31 January and its purpose is to "make a difference in the Guernsey community through carrying out small acts of kindness."

The Herm trip - on the evening of 20 June - got off to a great start with a 20-minute display by a pod of dolphins off Jethou. The party also spotted some puffins during the crossing.

Once they made landfall, the children, some of whom were visiting for the first time, enjoyed a meal at the Mermaid and were entertained by Island FM’s Mark Trenchard, singer and guitarist Jacques Evans, face painter Joni Nettleship, magician Tobi Giles and Daniel the Donkey.

The party danced its way around the island led by Brandi Attewell before sand and shell sculpture competitions.

Georgie Le Prevost

Pictured: Georgie Le Prevost; The 'Smile for Georgie' Foundation was set up in her memory.

Bright yellow Smile for Georgie caps were sponsored by the Guernsey Smile Centre, all the children were presented with Herm island piggy banks by Tom Jones, manager of the Mermain Tavern, and the trip was subsidised by Travel Trident.

Annie Le Prevost, Georgie’s sister, said: “It was great to see so many smiling faces, adults as well as children. We’d like to thank all islanders who generously contributed towards this event and we intend to repeat it next summer.”

The family are hoping this will become an annual event with a date for 2019 due to be announced soon.

Pictured main image: The Baker family; left to right Sophie, Heidi, Alexia, Aidan, Craig, Madeleine and Andy. They were among those who enjoyed the Herm trip.

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