KPMG in the Channel Islands are teaming up with the Jersey Amateur Swimming Association (JASA) to have fun in the sun to raise money for a group of disabled Jersey swimmers who will be competing in Guernsey in September.

KPMG in the Channel Islands is the main sponsor of JASA and hopes that the beach event on Saturday 11th July at Havre des Pas bathing pool will also give KPMG staff and their families the opportunity to meet and socialise with members of JASA.

‘As proud sponsor of JASA, we are pleased to have been able to collaborate with JASA to organise a social event for our staff, their friends and families and members of JASA, which will raise funds for a very worthy cause,’ said KPMG in the Channel Islands Chairman Larry Catterson.

The family fun afternoon event will comprise a selection of pool games organised by JASA, including an egg and spoon race, rafts, huge inflatables and water polo, followed by a BBQ. Admission for children is free but all adult tickets will include a donation for the team of disabled swimmers who will compete in Guernsey. Swim Easy has over 26 years of teaching in the Island for all ages and abilities. The group believes that fear, finance, age, skill level or disability is no barrier for individuals in reaching their potential.

This will be the second time KPMG and JASA have organised a social event. KPMG staff took part in a joint event at the Aqua Splash with JASA’s Water Polo club, which turned out to be both a hugely successful and entertaining evening.

‘We are delighted to be in partnership with KPMG to arrange this fundraising afternoon for Swim Easy. Sponsorship from KPMG allows members of JASA to achieve success in their respective disciplines, as recently seen in the Island Games held in Aland. The Jersey Swim Team returned with a magnificent tally of 30 medals, including 9 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals, together with new Island Games records,’ said Gail Le Clercq, Hon President of JASA.

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Note to Editors
The media is invited to attend the Family Fun Day from 2pm on Saturday 11th July at Havre de Pas bathing pool.
 
About KPMG Channel Islands
KPMG Channel Islands Limited is the CI member firm of KPMG International. It has offices in Guernsey and Jersey employing more than 240 staff. It is a leading auditor of investment funds in the Channel Islands as detailed in the annual Reuters Fitzrovia survey and has large market shares in the banking and insurance sectors (no independent market share figures available). It also audits many local businesses, including the States owned trading companies.
 
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.  We operate in 144 countries and have 137,000 people working in member firms around the world.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.