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 assisting 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 donate online HERE.

MAIN CHARITIES

This is the 150th Anniversary of the organisation. This charity needs fundraising to help relocate their dog kennels to a rural location.

The Air Training Cadets are raising funds to buy a Mobile Challenge Course that can be used for outdoor fitness, boot camp style, leadership tasks and obstacle course. The mobile course would be available to other cadets units and other youth groups in Jersey.

This charity is planning to converting their premises to suit Social Services so that they can take disabled people rather than just elderly. One particular project as part of this plan is to refurbish its Laundry.

POTTERS

Provides quality education, training, employment opportunities and meaningful activities for people with learning disabilities and autism. Founded by Aspire Charitable Trust, a Jersey charity established in 2015. This social enterprise re-invests all its profits back into the charity.

Support from Island Walkers’ fundraising would help this local charity to evolve and extend its education programme using Wetwheels as a floating classroom for disabled or disadvantaged people, supporting schools and providing a unique learning experience for all ages.

2018 marks this charity’s 10th anniversary, which supports families in Jersey who are facing significant difficulties or challenges in their lives. The charity works with around 150 families at any time for a range of reasons including physical ill health and mental health issues.

The MS Society of Jersey helps a lot of people in the Island with therapies which can only be funded via donations. All the money that they raise is used to assist sufferers within Jersey.

Fundraising from the Island Walk will help this charity continue to deliver their weekly meal service, to families in crisis in Jersey. They delivered 3,000 meals to 39 families in need and expect 2018 to be just as challenging.

Formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research – raise money to fund research and this year are organising a mini-triathlon for children between 6 and 13 to help raise awareness by visiting all schools in Jersey to explain their work, arrange for St John’s Ambulance to be in attendance at this event, as well as advice and assistance from the Jersey Junior Triathlon Club.

Champions and supports the wellbeing and mental health of young people. This charity runs a Resilient School Community Project which focuses parents to a more “child-centred” approach by working directly with children and support networks. They deal with the problems of mental health for school children and are hoping to expand their operations.

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.

St. John’s Ambulance provide roaming support to aid walkers throughout the whole course and care at the finish.