In May we held our annual Foresters Weekend at Les Cotils. We were pleased to see a good turnout with many
taking the opportunity to visit Guernsey for the weekend.
Evening events were held on
Saturday and Sunday – both were well attended and enjoyed by all.
were pleased to join the congregation of St Pauls Methodist Church for their
Sunday Service. Prior to the service we presented The Reverend Howard Stringer
with a defibrillator. The defibrillator has been installed on the outside of
the church and is accessible to all the users of the area, including visitors
to Vale Primary School.
the evening we were joined by invited guests representing local good causes
receiving Foresters support. During the event cheques were given to Les Bourgs
Table Tennis Association,
Northern Bowls and the Guernsey
Further cheques were presented
to the High Chief Ranger’s chosen Charity, Action on
and Naomi House & Jacksplace (Winchester, Hampshire), hospices for children and young adults.
Thanks to everyone who attended
and made the event such a success.
Our Managing Director is encouraging local residents to consider
local healthcare insurance options in response to the recent tweet from a
Mother highlighting the cost of taking her daughter to A&E.
“I would encourage
islanders to find out more about the options available to provide medical cover
for their families.
“There are local alternatives to mainstream health insurance, tailored to meet the needs of local residents. These offer the peace of mind that if you or your children need to visit the A &E or Doctor you can do so without the worry of whether you can afford the visit. Islanders are often unaware of the need for the cover until medical care is needed.”
On Sunday, Foresters Healthcare were delighted to present St
Pauls Methodist Church with a defibrillator. The defibrillator will be
installed on the outside of the church so it is accessible to the many people
that use the area, including visitors to Vale Primary School.
The society has now donated 4 of
Managing Director, David Le
Poidevin explains how the society know firsthand why such a donation can save a
life, “Back in 2016, The Foresters donated a defibrillator the Guernsey
Table Tennis Association, instrumental in that decision was our Non-Executive
Director Derek Carter. In April 2018, whilst umpiring a doubles match Derek
required assistance from the same machine he had been involved in donating
after suffering a heart attack.”
“Whilst we hope the
defibrillator at St Paul’s will never be called in to action Derek’s story
highlights how having one to hand really can be a life saver.”
The defibrillator needs to be fitted, but it is hoped it will be in place soon.
Pictured are Chief Ranger, Paul
Stanford presenting the defibrillator to the Reverend Howard Stringer and
Foresters Healthcare Managing Director, David Le Poidevin.