Lottery gives Guernsey charities nearly £200K

Related Stories

More than £190,000 is being given to charities in Guernsey from the proceeds of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery.

The money, which includes just over £4,500 from the Association of Guernsey Charities' charitable fund, is due to be shared among 29 causes.

The £686,000 jackpot was won in Jersey as ticket sales in the Bailiwick of Guernsey fell by 112,200 (12.1%).

Last year 42 charities in Guernsey received grants totalling £213,898.

The drop in money given to charity, at 8.6%, is lower than the fall in sales.

2012 Christmas Lottery Grants

  • Guernsey Cheshire Home - £22,000
  • Guernsey Women's Refuge - £20,000
  • Channel Islands Air Search - £15,000
  • Guernsey Welfare Service - £15,000
  • St John Ambulance and Rescue Service - £12,800
  • Guerrnsey Voluntary Service - £12,496
  • Grow Limited - £10,000
  • North Youth Centre - £10,000
  • Guernsey Neuro Concern Society - £6,000
  • Healing Music Trust - £6,000
  • Drug Concern £5,000
  • Every Child Our Future - £5,000
  • Guernsey Mind - £5,000
  • St John Ambulance and Rescue Service Alderney - £5,000
  • St Paul's Methodist Church - £5,000
  • Guernsey Association of Royal Navy and Royal Marines - £4,500
  • Lihou Charitable Trust - £4,000
  • Western Parishes Youth/Community Centre - £4,000
  • Headway Guernsey - £3,500
  • Maison St Pierre - £3,250
  • Judo Association of Guernsey £3,000
  • Philippi Guernsey - £3,000
  • Daisy Chain Pre-School - £2,888.00
  • St Saviours Community Trust - £2,646
  • Young People Guernsey £2,500
  • GSPCA - £2,350
  • Options (Guernsey Domestic Abuse Forum) - £2,000
  • Thomson Memorial Trust - £1,605
  • The Sunflower Trust - £1,516.50
Essential maintenance

The biggest grants are £22,000 to Guernsey Cheshire Home for utility bills, £20,000 for the running costs of the Women's Refuge and £15,000 to replace an undercarriage leg on the Channel Islands Air Search plane Lion's Pride.

Ian Larby, secretary of air search, said the grant allowed essential maintenance to take place, which otherwise could have seen the plane grounded.

The charity, which has annual running costs of about £95,000, provides search facilities in the 4,000 sq miles of water around the Channel Islands and along the French coast.

Mr Larby said corrosion was found on an undercarriage leg that could not be fixed and the legs have to be replaced as a pair.

Final decision

He said the search for a suitable replacement had seen them look as far afield as the United States and the Seychelles before a pair was found in Scotland.

Mr Larby said the repairs cost a total of £60,000 and had also been funded by the Friends of Air Search in Jersey.

Malcolm Woodhams, treasurer, said the association had received 51 applications for grants totalling more than £554,000.

He said the final decision on where the money goes is made by the eight members of the association's council.

Mr Woodhams said: "We are keen to ensure that the lottery money is distributed as fairly as possible.

"We know how much local charities value and appreciate the funds raised every year by the Christmas Lottery, and we'd like to sincerely thank everyone who bought tickets and supported the draw."

Over the past 10 years, the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has raised £1.5m for Guernsey charities.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

11 °C 5 °C


  • FridgeCool customer

    The village that has just got its first fridge

  • Lincoln Perkins (in the middle of the image) carried Churchill's coffin with seven other menNear miss

    How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

  • Josef Mengele in SS uniformThe twins of Auschwitz

    How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

  • Alok'Red market'

    The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors

  • Bank House, 27 King Street, LeedsIn pictures

    Some of the striking buildings new to the National Heritage List

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.