Christmas came early for two additional charities which will benefit from 2012 Itex Rotary Walk funds.
Having raised over £51,000 from the 2012 walk, the Itex Rotary Trust was left with a surplus of £10,000, after distributing funds to its seven selected charities earlier this year at a special presentation hosted by The Lieutenant Governor, Air Marshal Peter Walker at Government House.
The Committee has received quite a number of applications for funds from the 2013 event and has therefore decided to allocate monies from this year’s event to two of them immediately. Autism Guernsey and the Amalgamated Boxing Club are the two recipients and will receive cheques for £7,000 and £3,000 respectively.
Richard Parker, Chairman of the Walk organising committee is delighted to be able to extend the support from the event to more organisations:
“We are never sure how much money the event will raise and thought that – given the current financial climate – we might have seen a shortfall on sponsorship income compared with last year. But sponsors were again extremely generous and as a result we have more money to give away!
Autism Guernsey is a new charity seeking funding for a training project for its planned befriending scheme; the Boxing Club is in need of some new gym equipment. The committee felt that these are both extremely worthy if very different causes and is very pleased to support them.”