29 April 2019

Carey Olsen's Chill Challenge raises money for local charities

Staff from Carey Olsen have once again braved the chilly waters of Belle Greve bay to raise money for the law firm's two nominated Guernsey charities – the Guernsey Cardiac Action Group and the Guernsey Child Contact Centre LBG.

The law firm's annual Chill Challenge saw more than 20 partners and staff take part in a lunchtime swim on Thursday 25 April having been nominated to swim by colleagues. The nominees became confirmed participants once their fundraising target was reached. Each nominee then had the option to take a refreshing dip or pay a forfeit to remain warm and dry.

In addition to the Chill Challenge, 2019 MasterChef quarter finalist Lisa Bailey, an associate in Carey Olsen's Guernsey corporate team, also served up her own chilli con carne for swimmers and spectators in exchange for a charitable donation. In total, nearly £1,100 was raised for the two charities.

Carey Olsen senior associate Adrian Sarchet, who participated in the swim and is chairman of the Guernsey Charities Committee, said: "I'm pleased to see that the swim has become something of a tradition in just its third year. It is an event that people in the office look forward to, which is hopefully borne out by the fact that we had more swimmers this year than ever before. To have Lisa cooking up her fabulous food also added to the occasion and helped to raise even more money for our two fantastic charities."

The Guernsey Cardiac Action Group aims to raise awareness of heart health and well-being through a variety of initiatives such as on-site or in-school training. The Guernsey Child Contact Centre provides a safe environment for children to maintain and re-establish contact with a parent, grandparent, sibling, other relative or another person important in their life.