100% OF MONEY RAISED
GOES TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Our Charities

The amount of donations received by charities is entirely dependent upon how much money is raised by walkers in both registration fees and sponsorship money raised.

Since the event’s inception in 1991, an overriding objective has been to ensure that every penny raised by walkers actually goes to local charities, rather than cover expenses or salaries of the event’s organisers. This objective remains as true today as back in 1991, hence the voluntary basis of everyone involved in the organising committee.

Since 2014 (when ITEX ceased to exist), the event organisers have sought sponsorship from local businesses. Such funding effectively covers the overheads in running the event each year and enables the organisers to continue the promise that every penny raised goes direct to charity. For instance, 100% of every walkers’ entry fee goes straight into the charity pot for distribution. Small surcharges (like P&P) help offset the costs of buying walker packs, producing thousands of pieces of paperwork like sponsorship forms, newsletters, luggage tags, walk maps and postage.

In addition to making a donation to Rotary De La Manche in its fund raising efforts, three main charities usually benefit from a significant donation between £15,000 and £20,000, while the remaining nine charities (what we call Potters) each benefit from a share of the pot that can range from between £3,500 and £5,000.

A few small steps can make a BIG difference to the charities being supported, so we encourage every walker to try and raise as much sponsorship, as possible. You can download the Sponsorship Form – pass it around your family, friends and work colleagues to help all these local charities.

Or, you can donate online HERE.

Apply to become a 2023 Island Walk chosen charity

We encourage and welcome applications from Jersey charities. Please download our charity application form to be considered as a chosen charity in 2023.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to lead a fulfilling later life. We are hopeful that together we can create an Island where everyone can achieve this. We welcome everyone from 55+, whatever their needs, interests or circumstances, and act sensitively to all. We believe that growing old should be celebrated and we speak up for most islanders that have reached later life.

Centrepoint has been at the heart of Jersey’s child care industry for over 35 years as a trusted, caring place where children can thrive and flourish. Our knowledge and understanding of the local environment means that we are properly equipped to support families with the challenges and burdens of parenthood in Jersey.

The Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) was founded in 1868 with the intention of attempting to change public attitudes towards animals. Our mission is: “Prevent Cruelty, Promote Knowledge, And Provide For The Aged, Sick, Lost And Unwanted Animals In Jersey”

Established in 2005 by a group of dedicated and committed parents, Autism Jersey is now the leading charity in Jersey dedicated to the assistance and support of people on the autism spectrum.

Autism Jersey enables people on the autism spectrum to achieve their potential by advocating for an inclusive community and providing personalised services to individuals, families and carers.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international team of conservationists working to save species from extinction and better connect people with nature. There are currently more animals threatened with extinction than there has ever been. Rather than let the lesser-known animals disappear, they follow the lead of the founder, Gerald Durrell and swim against the 'current'.

Durrell work from a foundation of solid science, blended with the art of forward thinking and the practical experience-base built from over 50 years of measurably preventing extinctions.

We love gathering together on a Sunday, but church is so much more than just Sunday meetings and we get together in many different ways on all sorts of occasions.Our staff and pastoral team are around in the week to help in whatever way they can. Small groups run throughout the week as a point of contact, support and growth. We have events for men and women, newcomers’ lunches, and we meet up after church on some Sundays to head to the beach. We take part in different events and support many organisations. We run different courses to help people explore the Christian faith and to support and equip people in marriage or with family life. Freedom Church is a busy and active church and there’s always something going on.

The Jersey National Park aims to protect, conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage within its 2,145 designated hectares so that it can be appreciated and enjoyed by all who spend time in it, now and in the future.

The Jersey Association of the Men of the Trees has played an important part in helping to plant and to care for trees within the Island. It employs a dedicated team which each year plants many thousands of trees, generally in areas intended to provide maximum benefit for landscape enhancement, for wildlife benefit and for shelter.

A community organisation that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children. Our services are available to parents who are caring for their children alone, those who are sharing care and those who are not able to spend time with their children. Parents, carers, grandparents or anyone else with concerns about family separation are welcome.

Donations

Smaller donations of approximately £1,000 are made to those charities and organisations that help with the actual running and operation of both the Main Walk and the Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge.

Throughout the course of the weekend, the Girl Guides collect litter along the entirety of the route around the Island.

The States of Jersey Ambulance Service provides first aid cover for the LG Walk and at the Noirmont Checkpoint.

The 10th Jersey (St Brelades) Scout Group provide manpower at the Beaup ort Checkpoint, help to collect walker bags and offer encouragement to walkers as they pass through.