A team of five runners are raising funds for the St John Guernsey charity’s youth section by taking part in the forthcoming Mourant relay at this year’s Sure Guernsey Marathon on Sunday 14th April.

Deputies Al Brouard and Heidi Soulsby, who both took part in last year’s relay event, will again don a St John Runners team jersey and are this year being joined by new teammates J.P Nicolle, Tony Manning and Luke Penney.  The new teammates are representatives from Utmost International’s Guernsey office and running on behalf of St John as part of a recently formed charity partnership.

Leon Steyn, CEO of Utmost International Guernsey said, “We are proud to announce that we have chosen St John Ambulance Guernsey as our Charity of the Year. This decision underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting causes that resonate with our core values. St John, with its rich history and humanitarian focus, particularly in healthcare and emergency services, aligns perfectly with our business.

In partnering with St John, we aim to make a positive impact on the well-being of our wider community. We look forward to supporting the St John team at numerous events throughout the year including Guernsey Together, The West and North Shows and Seafront Sunday and look forward to welcoming St John Cadets at our Community Fun Day in August. St John offers such a vital service to the island and we hope together, we can create a brighter future.”

The team is hoping to raise £5000 towards the St John youth service which operates a number of programmes including Badgers, Cadets and First-Aid in Schools.

Deputy Al Brouard, President of the States of Guernsey Committee for Health and Social Care, is running this year for the second time and said, “After running for St John in last year’s relay, I was delighted to be asked to join the team again this year.  St John has long been an organisation in Guernsey that has supported our island’s healthcare sector.  Badgers and Cadets of today can be tomorrow’s ambulance personnel, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers generally, all greatly benefiting and strengthening our community as a whole”

The Mourant Relay Race gets underway from South Esplanade at 9.30am Sunday 14th April.

Donations towards the team’s fundraising can be made by calling in at the St John office in the Rohais, or online via Giving.gg by clicking here   You can find out more about the team by clicking here

Posted: April 4, 2024