01 January 2018 GDA 10th Anniversary
Guernsey Disability Alliance

2018 is the GDA's 10th anniversary. We will be planning a series of events during this year and also evolving as we focus on raising awareness and changing attitudes around disability in the Community and Businesses (not primarily the government). what have we achieved in 10 year - find out more find out more on our news blog or social media

05 January 2018 Vacancy for Deputy Manager- Victim Support and Witness Service
Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service LBG

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service Charity, based within the Royal Court building, has a vacancy for a part-time ( 21 hours per week) Deputy Manager to deputise for the Manager ensuring the smooth running of the service. Salary- £17,472 gross per annum (fte £30,784 gross per annum) Training will be provided for all aspects of this very rewarding post. For further information or an application pack, please email Amanda or Marilyn

11 January 2018 GSPCA 2018 Guided Tours & Special Birthday Tours
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned for 2018 with some special tours for the children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday. For details on special tours please see below. This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out. We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card. In 2018 we have some themed tours which are £20 per child or £17.50 with an Islands Mums card. The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer. Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20. Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife. If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details Here are the dates planned for 2018, if you would like to book now please follow the same guidelines as above. Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February 2018 Guided Tours each day at 2pm each day Wednesday 28th March 2018 2pm Guided Tours Thursday 29th March 2pm Guided Tour Good Friday 30th March 2pm Guided Tour Easter Saturday 31st March 2pm Guided Tour Easter Sunday no tour planned Easter Monday 2nd April 2pm Guided Tour Tuesday 3rd April 2pm Guided Tour Wednesday 4th April 2pm Guided Tour Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018 Guided Tours each day Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July 2018 2pm each day Guided Tours Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018 Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) Boxing Day 27th - 31st December 2018 2pm each day guided tours Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment. To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Due to a fantastic response last year we have planned guided tours at the GSPCA during 2018 for the school breaks and some weekends." "If you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link." "We would like to thank all that have attended the tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received." Birthday, Special & Tours Booked As An Event If you would like to bring a private group or party to the GSPCA for a visit and tour at the Animal Shelter we can arrange this in advance. We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for a group (this is for 8 children and 2 free adult places) and an additional £5 per person with groups larger than 8 (restrictions do apply with children to adult numbers). We can provide a birthday or gift pack if the tour is for a special occasion. We have a large events room, tables, chairs, projectors, speakers with mic, and a number of toys or things for children on request. For details on room hire please check out - Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through Some extras could include Party Food can be Supplied by Kiddies Catering Surprise Adoption for a year of an animal pen - minimum donation of £25 for an adoption pack for a year to include a plaque at the GSPCA Room hire is available in a spacious room next to toilet facilities Games with prizes can be supplied on request Hire of giant animal, minion or Olaf suit Other bespoke packages available Guided tours of the Shelter on average take about between 60 - 90 minutes and it is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. If the event is for a special occasion the birthday or lucky individual will receive special treatment and be allowed some unique experiences holding and possibly feeding some of the animals in our care. Guided tours of the Shelter is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. We do ask that there is 1 adult per 8 children. For a booking form to enquire about availability please complete this form - If you are interested please email your form to or call the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 to discuss details. Island Mum cardholders can receive a 10% discount on special tours, please see this link for details -

11 January 2018 Sporting Achievement Awards
Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey

CF Guernsey is sponsoring the guest speaker, Tim Wotton, at the Guernsey Sports Commission 'Sporting Achievement Awards' 2017 being held in the David Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour on 11th January 2018 beginning at 6.30p.m. Tim Wotton is an award winning author, communications consultant, international public speaker who played field hockey for England as a youth and who just happens to suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes.

12 January 2018 Tim Wotton is a guest on the JKT show
Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey

Born in 1971, Tim has lived in South London for the last twenty years and is married to Katie with a son Felix. Tim is a full-time communications consultant, award-winning author, international public speaker and has played field hockey for England. His eyes and heart have been opened by his health struggle with cystic fibrosis (CF) and CF-related diabetes which has been a huge factor in his life, but not one that defines it. Tim was told from an early age that he would not live beyond his 17th birthday. One of the oldest survivors of this crippling disease, How Have I Cheated Death? is a diary of his 39th year, a countdown to the illusive 40. Tim’s memoir won the ‘Best Achievement’ award at the 2015 UK People’s Book Prize.

18 January 2018 Rooms available
Guernsey Bereavement Counselling Service

The Guernsey Bereavement Service has rooms for hire at Kingsland House. There are two counselling rooms plus a medium sized meeting room. Contact us for further details

22 January 2018 Vacancies at the GSPCA - Full Time, Part Time and Casual - Animal Care & Charity Shop Posts
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

At the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews we have two permanent and two casual posts which we are currently looking to recruit individuals with excellent customer and animal care skills. Working for the GSPCA is a diverse and often challenging position with great rewards from the 3000 animals we help through the doors 24/7 each year to the community we serve here in Guernsey. The posts currently advertised are – Full Time Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Reception & Night duties) Post – Primarily Kennels & assisting on other animal departments Weekend Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Reception & Night duties) Post – Primarily Hedgehog/Wildlife & Ambulance Duties Casual Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Charity Shop, Reception & Night duties) Post – the hours for this post are offered to meet the operational needs of the Shelter and are mostly on the weekend Casual Charity Shop Post - the hours for this post are offered to meet the operational needs of the Shelter To download an application pack please click here Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With over 500 animals in our care and 3000 through our doors each year we never know what challenges we will face.” “Last year we saw a huge influx of reptiles and with the recent bad weather the start of 2018 has meant an increase in injured and sick wildlife at the GSPCA.” “Sadly one of our kennel assistants Teresa is moving back to the UK and we will all miss her, hence the full time post which is primarily kennels but as with any role at the GSPCA we can work in any department if the needs arise.” “Applicants don’t necessarily need experience with animals but good interpersonal skills are essential as every role at the GSPCA we work with the community and public.” Each pack includes an Information Summary Sheet on Terms and Conditions, Person Specification, Application Form and Job Description. Please read through the pack and complete the application form. Completed application forms to the GSPCA Animal Shelter and must be received by 1700hrs Monday 22nd January 2018. A short list will be drawn up as soon as possible and those invited for interview will be informed by Tuesday 22nd January, 2018. Those applicants who have not been contacted by that date will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. The interviews are planned for Thursday 24th January, 2018. To see more about the work of the team please visit our website

24 January 2018 Committee members needed
Channel Islands Air Search

The Guernsey Friends of Air Search are a small group of fundraisers and we need to increase our numbers with some new faces. If you would like to help us attend events, organise fundraisers and help out at events such as the Classic Car Show, or the Runway Run, please get in touch.

25 January 2018 GROW LIMITED
Grow Limited

FrOGs (Friends Of Grow) are looking for committee members and volunteers to help support the invaluable work of GROW Ltd. So if you have some free time and would like to help organise events and fundraising, please get in touch. Please call Eddie Higgins or Carol Brehaut on 01481 721865 to find out more.


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