October 3, 2022

First with the Alderney News

Alderney News in Brief

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Boyd Kelly and Ronnie Cairnduff present a cheque to the PTA's Beth Chapman

41 Club donates to Playground Appeal

The 41 Club has donated a cheque for £2,500 to St Anne’s PTA playground appeal.

The playground equipment, including swings and a climbing frame and used by the youngest pupils at St Anne’s was removed over the summer after being condemned as being unfit for purpose.

The replacement cost from suppliers in the UK has been put at £50,000.

Last month Le Cocqs owner Noel Hayes has stepped up with an offer to match any donation pound for pound, until the end of November up to a maximum of £20,000.

PTA chairman Beth Chapman launched a Go Fund Me page and the public has responded generously.

The latest donation was from the 41 Club, which was handed to Mrs Chapman by the society’s president Ronnie Cairnduff and secretary Boyd Kelly.

Mrs Chapman thanked the 41 Club for their generous donation.

She said:

‘We have raised thousands of pounds in a few weeks but we still have a way to go. Thank you to those who have so kindly and generously supported fundraising. Mr Hayes offer of pound for pound until the end of November so any more we can raise will take us to close to our target.’


Bonfire Night goes with a bang

November 5th was good night to be in Alderney when about 400 people were able to come together on the Butes to celebrate Bonfire Night.

A magical firework display took place in front of a roaring bonfire on the Butes staged by a team of volunteers led by Zoe Sowden.

You can find a video of the display on the Visit Alderney FaceBook page:


New Jurat sworn in at Court

Lisa Sanders has been sworn in as a Jurat.

Mrs Sanders, who runs the Villa Mondrian with her husband Trevor, was personally invited to join their ranks, as is traditional.

She said it was a privilege to serve the Island as a Jurat.

Boardman’s are doing things differently this Christmas

Boardman’s Pharmacy is usually one of the busiest shops during the four Late Night Shopping evenings, which kicked off this week.

But pharmacist-owner Paul Durston explained that as an essential medical service they felt it inappropriate to encourage large numbers of people crowding into a small space, given the events of the past year.

Instead they are sticking to ordinary hours but showcasing their dazzling range of gifts online with a virtual tour of the shop.

They are doing a Christmas raffle with prizes including flights for two to Guernsey and restaurant vouchers. A raffle ticket will be given out to every purchase over £10.

Boardman’s Pharmacy has been put up for sale for an asking price of £950,000.

You can tour their Christmas gifts offering on their Facebook page at:


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