An intrepid team from Carey Olsen are sleeping rough overnight in the “haunted” Mirus Battery to raise money for two local charities.
Seven staff, who work across the firm’s different practice groups, will start their night with a tour of the battery with local tour guide, Annette Henry.
The battery is rumoured to be haunted by the paranormal including a ghostly presence called Fritz. Adrian Sarchet, Caroline Baudains, Debbie Weetman, Liz Hodder, Mark Dunster, Richard Field and Ruth Vaudin will then be left alone to sleep in the battery overnight and will leave early in the morning.
The event, which takes place on Friday 24 May, is organised by Carey Olsen’s charities committee which runs the firm’s fundraising activities for its current nominated charities: the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Guernsey branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Carey Olsen senior associate and chair of the charities committee, Richard Field, said: “We are always looking for new and fun ideas for fundraising events and spending the night in the Mirus Battery is certainly “different”. We’re hoping for a peaceful night in the battery but after the ghost tour it may be that some imaginations run wild. We’d like to thank the Longfrie Inn, Annette Henry, Rent a Loo, Battletec and Steve Walters for their support in enabling this event to happen.”
Mr Field said that they were motivated to raise as much money as possible because the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society provide exceptional services to islanders in need.
This event is part of a wider programme of fundraising activities designed to give Carey Olsen staff the opportunity to get involved in charitable work.
Donations can be made online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/careyolsen.