The Rotary Club of Guernsey in the Channel Islands was chartered on 3rd March 1923. It is a large, active club with 74 members.
A major fundraiser by the club has been the annual 'Rotary Walk the Island Walk' The circuit of the island is 39 miles and participants are asked to either complete the walk or to share it with a number of colleagues. Participants are sponsored for the number of miles that they walk and last year the club raised the magnificent amount of 85,430 pounds! What an amazing amount! The amount raised is donated to 28 local community projects.
One of the club's projects has been 'The Purple Crocus Project. The club has planted purple crocuses throughout the island of Guernsey, in over 40 different locations. The significance of this has been to make people aware of 'Purple for Polio' and to help raise money for the End Polio Now Campaign.
The Rotary Club of Guernsey meets at 12noon every Wednesday.