Charities Fete

Charities Fete at Government House

The front gardens of Government House will be open to the public at the end of this month for a grand Charities Fete. 

His Excellency and Lady Corder extended an invitation to the Association of Guernsey Charities to host an event in the grounds which will benefit a wide variety of local organisations.  So far 25 charities have registered to attend.

This special event will be on Saturday 29 July, between 2pm and 5pm.  In addition to all of the charity stalls, there will be a variety of musical entertainment, including Swingalong, the Grammar School Swing Band, and The Boys Brigade.  There will also be a display by the Island Dog Training Club.

Malcolm Woodhams, Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Charities, said “this is a wonderful opportunity for local charities.  We’re extremely grateful to His Excellency and Lady Corder for generously opening the grounds of Government House and inviting our members to take part in this very special event.  Hopefully, there will be something of interest for all the family, and we’re hoping that the afternoon will be a lot of fun”.

Some of the charities will be using the event to sell small items, whilst other have planned some activities where people can take part,for example the Youth Commission will be bringing their inflatable sports arena.  There will also be a static display from the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service and St. John Ambulance.  The Guernsey Soroptimists will be offering hot drinks and cakes.

If any further members of the Association of Guernsey Charities would like to have a stall at this event, then please email as soon as possible to:

The Charities Fete opens at 2pm, and is free of charge –although there is a £2 donation to the Guernsey Scouts if you wish to park at either Government House or Beechwood.  

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