Saffery Trust Guernsey supports Prison Officer’s LEJOG challenge

25 Apr 2023

Saffery Trust has supported a Guernsey Prison Officer who will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of two charities.

Simon Chapman, 60, said the challenge had been on his bucket list, and that he wanted to take the opportunity to raise money for Diabetes Guernsey and Hannah House, which are charities that are “close to [his] heart”.

Simon will be undertaking the 900-mile journey on a manual pushbike with no support vehicle. He will be carrying a sleeping bag and tent to camp along the route from Cornwall to Scotland.

Saffery Trust donated £250 towards Simon’s expenses – including food, campsites and travel to the UK – to allow other funds raised to be donated to the charities.

Manager and Corporate Social Responsibility Team Co-lead, Claire Tersigni, said the firm was keen to support Simon’s efforts.

Every year we make a large commitment to local charitable causes through the Saffery Rotary Walk, but we do also consider ad-hoc smaller donations,” she said.

We felt inspired by Simon’s challenge for these worthy causes and wanted to support him in benefitting the local community through his fundraising efforts. We wish Simon the best of luck with his challenge”.

Learn more about some of the charitable causes supported by Saffery Trust