With a new roof recently installed on the house on Lihou Island, a group of volunteers have been giving the building a much-needed makeover by re-painting internal walls and creosoting outside decking to ensure that it is completely watertight before the winter sets in.
12 RBC Wealth Management employees crossed the causeway to Lihou Island last Friday afternoon to begin the renovation work. Because of the tide times, the keen volunteers spent the night on Lihou, which added an extra dimension to their experience, and continued with the task at hand the following morning.
Andy Creber from RBC Wealth Management’s Guernsey Leadership Team said: ‘This initiative was a community challenge that we offered to staff as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations in Guernsey. We’re keen to ensure that our staff can take part in a range of activities, where we can collectively make a difference to our community, and the opportunity to support the Lihou Island Charitable Trust was one that many were eager to get involved in. It has been a fantastic and unique experience for those of us that took part and it has been a real privilege to spend time on this beautiful and tranquil island.’
Richard Curtis, Warden of Lihou Island said: ‘It’s quite labour-intensive painting so many walls, so to have the help of some willing volunteers from RBC really sped everything up. Although the States of Guernsey own Lihou Island, it is the The Lihou Charitable Trust that is responsible for the upkeep of the house so we are extremely grateful for all and any help we receive.’