The total funds raised are still being counted but one certainty is that the 2013 Harbour Carnival was a great success yet again. Indeed, a few lucky participants still have a lot to be excited about after winning the top prizes last Friday.
As the winner of the man-powered flight, Gareth Le Page was delighted that an early bath in the harbour, dressed as an airplane made entirely from balloons shaped by himself, resulted in winning a pair of return tickets, courtesy of Aurigny Air Services, to any destination on their flight network. In addition, Aurigny are to present Gareth with his very own man-powered flight trophy.
The inaugural Guernsey Duck Hunt, where cryptic clues had to be solved to find 20 ducks residing in 20 stores around the Island, was won by Helen Salisbury. For her efforts, she has received a return sailing for four plus car to the UK, thanks to Condor Ferries. These ducks set sail with 60 other Corporate Ducks, with Terra Firma Capital Partners coming out tops in this event.
From the nearly 4,000 ducks taking part in the Mini Duck Race, Ellie Purvis narrowly won by a beak to win four return flights to Jersey, donated by Travel Solutions. The Round Table have so far been unable to make contact with Ellie and ask she calls Du Preez Vermeulen from the Round Table on 07781 424 235 to claim her tickets.
Shaun Gourley from the Guernsey Round Table, organisers of Harbour Carnival said: ‘It was an absolutely fantastic night. We’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone that came along and supported the event, and to our very generous prize donors. It’s an absolute pleasure to organise and deliver this fun social event for the island of Guernsey and to raise money for local good causes. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!’
Alan Pearce, from RBC Wealth Management’s Guernsey Leadership Team, sponsors of the event said: ‘Congratulations to all the prize winners, as well as everyone that took part to make it a memorable evening. We wait with bated breath to see how much was raised in total, as I’m sure do the Guernsey Sea Cadets, this year’s main beneficiary, who plan to put the funds towards a much-needed boat and a new premises for their activities.’