Walkers supports launch of 100 Women Who Care Guernsey

A new community crowdfunding charity, 100 Women Who Care Guernsey, was launched at an event at the St Pierre Park Hotel in Guernsey last night, sponsored by law firm Walkers.

Walkers Group Partner Zoë Hallam is one of five women who came together to establish the charity, which is modelled on an international formula which has seen similar organisations established in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Ireland and the US.

At the quarterly meetings of the 100 Women Who Care events, each attendee donates £100 and votes to distribute the combined £10,000 between three local charities.

At last night's launch event, members voted to allocate the donation pot to charities Grow, Help a Guernsey Child and The Clean Earth Trust. Walkers also donated £1,000 to each charity.

Walkers Group Partners Rajah Abusrewil and Kim Paiva, Senior Counsel Sarah Ash, Senior Associate Jessica Robinson, Associate Katherine Jensen, Business Development Manager Victoria Tailby, and Executive Legal Secretary Hannah Green – all from the firm's Guernsey office - were also amongst the attendees who gathered and made a donation of £100 each.

The law firm has a long-established relationship with the Cayman Islands branch of the charity, having previously sponsored their events and donated funds. 

Zoë said: "We are delighted to have launched.

"This is such a great way to harness the collective fundraising power of women in Guernsey – by each of us contributing we can make a massive difference to charities in the Bailiwick regularly and at the same time members will be meeting new people at every event and extending their networks on the Island."

The well-established alliance, 100 Women Who Care, was launched in the US in 2006 as a simple way to raise money quickly for local charities in communities.

It currently operates all over the world bringing women from diverse backgrounds, ages and ethnic groups together to give something back to the communities in which they live.

Walkers is this year marking its fifth anniversary in the Island.

Click here learn more about the Guernsey branch of 100 Women Who Care or here for the Cayman Islands branch.

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Rajah AbusrewilGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1481 748 945rajah.abusrewil@walkersglobal.com
Sarah AshGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1481 748 935sarah.ash@walkersglobal.com
Zoë HallamGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 920zoe.hallam@walkersglobal.com
Kim PaivaGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 906kim.paiva@walkersglobal.com
Jessica RobinsonSenior AssociateT +44 (0) 1481 748 932jessica.robinson@walkersglobal.com
Katherine JensenAssociateT +44 (0) 1481 748 944katherine.jensen@walkersglobal.com