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Polygon Group Pursuit Race Guernsey To Alderney

The Polygon Group Pursuit Race Guernsey To Alderney will take place on Saturday 2 August from 7.00 am. Full details, including entry forms can be downloaded here.

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Polygon Sponsor Racing Catamaran

Two Guernsey sailors together with the generous support of their sponsor Polygon have invested in what is now the fastest sailing boat in the Channel Islands. The modern, high tech Nacra F20 Carbon is at the cutting edge of performance catamaran design having been designed by the same team that have put together the new America’s Cup Class. Made almost solely from carbon fibre and with a huge sail plan, the power to weight ratio is mind blowing and trying to keep this all under control are James Read and Matt Atkinson.

James comments; “having raced the Hobie Tiger successfully for 3 seasons we felt that it was time to step up into a bigger more powerful boat, the F20 Carbon was the logical choice and so far the performance has not disappointed!”

The pair are going to compete in a number of local races in Guernsey and Jersey with the aim to break the course records along the way. Sometimes this will not be possible but should the right conditions prevail they certainly have the right tool for the job.

Martin Belcher, Chairman of Polygon comments; “as a local business it is very exciting to be involved with a project like this, the boat looks terrifyingly quick and I am very envious of James and Matt getting to sail it!”

James and Matt put this speed to good use recently winning their first race, the Chris Babbe Pursuit Race.

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2013 Law At Work Pursuit Race

Law at Work are pleased to be sponsoring the Guernsey to Alderney Pursuit Race for the 3rd year. This years’ race is to take place on Saturday 17th August 2013. More details to follow.

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Sponsorship of GRFC

Polygon is delighted to continue supporting The Guernsey Rugby Football Club as Silver Sponsor and wishes the team much success throughout the current season.

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Law At Work Pursuit Race Guernsey To Alderney

SATURDAY 11th August 2012
1st Start 10.30hrs

Time Trial from St. Helier to St. Peter Port on Friday 10th August 2012 will be run in conjunction with, and as a feeder race for the Law At Work Alderney Race
Jointly organised by the GYC, RCIYC, ASC and Law At Work Reception and refreshments at the Alderney Sailing Club from 1800hrs

Multiple prizes including:

1st – 5th overall, 1st Bilge Keel, 1st Jersey Yacht, 1st Family Yacht, 1st Alderney Yacht, 1st Non-Channel Islands Yacht
Handicaps based on Portsmouth Yardstick
Entry Fee £20

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Heritage Sponsors Hope for a Child Reception

Heritage is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Hope for Child Champagne Reception being held on Saturday 7th July 2012 at St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey.

Heritage has supported the charity for over 3 years through the Abandoned Challenge held annually during the summer months. The aim of the challenge is to find the most unusual and daring locations to stay for one night and raise sponsorship for a deserving cause in the process.

Hope for a Child is a Guernsey based charity whose vision is to see children rise from poverty in the poorest areas of the world through empowering mothers to earn, build a business which in turn leads to sustainable family income.

For more information on the event, please download the flyer here.

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Guernsey Choral & Orchestral Society

Polygon is delighted to be sponsoring the Guernsey Choral & Orchestral Society’s May concert to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and we wish them much success at St James.

Polygon has transformed itself from an insurance company in the 1990’s into a successful investment company supporting and investing in Channel Islands businesses. We search for new investment partnerships where our capital and management expertise can create added value for both our partners and Polygon. Typically, we invest to own 50% alongside an existing management team to facilitate a management buyout or back a new venture.
The Polygon team provides Directors, investment, accounting and company secretarial skills. Current investments include the Heritage Group Limited, Vantage Limited, Law At Work Channel Islands Limited, Adding 1 Limited and the Vauxlaurens Brewery redevelopment.

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Confederation of Guernsey Industry Annual Dinner

Law At Work was pleased to sponsor this annual dinner for the Cgi, traditionally a day for local Guernsey businesses to meet up and network

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Guernsey trio scale new heights for charity

Three Guernsey charities are able to share £12,000 between them thanks to a team of three from Guernsey who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

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(Climbers: L to R – Carol le Carpentier, Joe Abbotts, and Michelle Torode)

Joe Abbotts, Carol Le Carpentier and Michelle Torode, who are all employees at Heritage, the independent insurance and financial services group, trained for eleven months in preparation for the trek by regularly pounding the cliffs and roads with weighted backpacks. Weekends were given up to train and raise as much as they could for their chosen charities. Fundraising events included raffles, car boot sales, bingo nights, horse racing nights and weekly meat draws.
The three Guernsey participants were among a dozen enthusiastic climbers who made the trek, which involved walking for a minimum of five to eight hours each day. The journey took seven days and six nights and began at 2,000ft above sea level and 19,340ft at the summit. Their daily routine was a wake-up call at 6am with a hot drink and breakfast, then it was on their way at 7am to the next campsite. Sleeping accommodation was in tents on uneven ground which led to some long sleepless nights. They encountered all weathers from the heat, rain, hail, snow and even an electrical storm during the night which shook the ground they slept on.
Michelle, 35, who suffered severe altitude sickness from day 2 onwards and was unable to eat anything for 5 days says “If it was not for the amazing encouragement from Joe, Carol and the Guides I would not have made it to the top. I did not anticipate how sick you could get.”
Joe, 53, says “the highs of the trip were having 2 good friends to climb the mountain with and the stronger bonds we have on our return. I can honestly say you go through a rollercoaster of emotions during and after the climb. There were many laughs and tears along the way.”
Carol, 46, says “my high was reaching the summit after thinking I couldn’t go on any further.”
On their return they were asked if they would do it again, all three said “never again” but as time passed and reflecting back on things they would now jump at the chance.
A big thank you to all our families and friends who gave up their time to help us with our fundraising.
The three charities to benefit equally from the expedition are Guernsey Motor Neurone Disease Association, Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey and Wesley Community Pre-school.

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(L to R: Kevin Trebert (Motor Neurone), Michael Nicholls (Alzheimer’s), Derek Boutillier (Motor Neurone), Joe Abbotts, Carol le Carpentier, Michelle Torode, Kim Abbotts (Wesley)

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Law At Work Sporting Achievement Awards 2011

The Law At Work Guernsey Sporting Achievement Awards Presentation Evening for 2011 took place at Beau Sejour in the David Ferguson Hall on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The Special guest speaker was Jorgen Petterson, Chairman of the International Island Games Association. Jorgen has recently been elected a member of the Aland Parliament which he combines with being a writer, chairman of the NatWest Island Games and chairman of the professional football club IFK Mariehamn, Aland which plays in the Finnish league.

The awards were established to acknowledge all island sports and those islanders who have achieved or exceeded their own sporting goals as well as elite sporting men and women. All of the awards are based purely on nominations from the public, sports clubs and associations.

Graham Chester, Operations Director of the Guernsey Sports Commission said “With the performance of the Guernsey Island Games Team in the Isle of Wight still fresh in our minds, it was interesting to see what nominations were forthcoming in the different categories from the sports that were participated in, as well as the highlights of the year from the whole wide range of sports.”

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