On Saturday 19 June 2021, members of Stonehage Fleming joined over 1,300 registered islanders to mark the 30th anniversary of the Around the Island Walk in Jersey – one of the Island’s largest one-day fundraising events.
Ana Ventura, Head of Family Office, Jersey completed the full walk of 48.1 miles in a competitive 15 hours 34 minutes and 18 seconds. Three relay teams made up of Stonehage Fleming Family Office members Fil Gomes, Miguel Loueiro, Steeve Batista, Bev Stewart, Camilla Stoneman, Jim Jenkins, Leigh Driscoll, Alex Wardman, Karen Oliver Grant Rogerson, Cora Binchy and Mark Swart also completed the full walk of 48.1 miles, coming 2nd, 8th and 10th out of 47 teams registered.
The Around the Island Walk was born when 15 intrepid walkers embarked on a clockwise walk around the Island’s coastline starting and ending at Rozel, at midnight on Saturday 22 June 1991. Seven of the 15 completed the inaugural walk and £1,500 was donated to Jersey Cancer Relief. Since the event’s inception, an overriding objective has been to ensure that every penny raised by walkers actually goes to local charities, and this objective remains one of the Trust’s core values.
The gruelling nature of the walk is what sets it apart from other charity events and why, over the past 30 years, more than 26,000 walkers have raised over £2.4 million in sponsorship, with every penny going to 180 well deserving local charities. Those who will benefit this year are Dementia Jersey, every child, SancTuary Trust, Durrell, Les Amis, Wetwheels Jersey, Caring Cooks, Healing Waves, Jersey Rescue Dogs and Pain Support Jersey.