Staff at Carey Olsen have raised more than £41,000 for two Jersey charities – Friends of Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and Family Nursing & Home Care.

The charities, which were chosen by staff to benefit from the firm’s fundraising activities for a two-year period, were each presented with a cheque for £20,889.31 by the Carey Olsen Jersey charities committee earlier this month.

Over the past two years the charities committee have organised a series of fundraising initiatives, including the annual Carey Olsen Quiz Night, a tuck shop, cake sales, soup kitchens and ‘open the box’.

Victoria Connolly, who is chairperson of Carey Olsen’s Jersey charities committee, said: “It has been a great two years of fundraising by all our staff and partners, and through everybody’s hard work we’ve been able to raise a fantastic amount for two terrific local charities. SCBU and Family Nursing & Home Care both provide an essential service to islanders and we’re delighted that our efforts will assist them in their future endeavours.”

The scheme is part of Carey Olsen’s wider corporate social responsibility programme in the island, which also supports local sport, music and the arts. Since inception in 2013, the charities committee has raised nearly £110,000 for Jersey charities, with funds previously going to Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, Jersey Stroke Association and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Carey Olsen staff recently nominated Jersey Hospice Care’s children and young adults project and the Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as their chosen Jersey charities for 2019 and 2020.