New Charity Keeps Us Smiling For Georgie

18th February 2018

A charity has been established, in memory of a young Guernseywoman.

Georgie Le Prevost died tragically in a car accident last year, in the island.

The Smile for Georgie Foundation is hoping to make a difference to the Guernsey community, by carrying out small acts of kindness.

Photo of Georgie taken by John Fitzgerald

Georgie’s father, Andre Le Prevost, says his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Annie, were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the people in Guernsey, when they undertook a charity tandem parachute jump. This then prompted the family to do something more permanent, in Georgie’s memory.

One of the first events will be a boat trip to Herm, in June, for up to 100 children. The family hope this will become an annual event.

Trustee and Georgie’s sister, Annie Le Prevost, and Trustee, Peter Le Cheminant, say:

‘I think the charity has allowed us to keep Georgie’s memory going in a positive way. It’s allowed people to still talk to us about her, and it’s definitely kept her memory alive. 

Anyone who met Georgie noticed her fantastic smile, and this is the concept, that that smile can be brought forward, and other people can be made happy through the random acts of kindness that we’re thinking of doing. 

The main purpose of the whole charity is just to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and it’s not necessarily for those who always deserve it or that are suffering, but just random. Anyone deserves to have their day made that little bit better. 

We’re going to take 100 young people, aged 8-11 to Herm. We’ve been working closely with Social Services to invite the sort of youngsters that would benefit from a 3 or 4 hour trip to Herm. We’ve got a magician organised, we’ve got a children’s entertainer, they’re going to have a barbecue, treasure hunt, boat trip. It’s all going to be a bit of fun. And their parents or carers are going to be accompanying them, so it’s a bit of a treat for them as well.’ 

Two Degrees North, Orchard PR and Collas Crill have supported the Foundation by offering their services free of charge.

You can contact the Foundation on Smile@suremail.gg.

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