Carey Olsen presented representatives of the charities with cheques for £10,373.63 each for the fund-raising work undertaken by Carey Olsen last year.  

Carey Olsen set up its charities committee in Jersey in 2013 to support the firm’s fundraising activities. Jersey Hospice Care and Jersey Alzheimer’s Association were the first two local charities selected by staff for a two-year period. Each charity received £6000 in 2013.  

The committee then championed a variety of fundraising activities including a corporate quiz night, in-house cake sales, soup kitchens, book sales, football draws and a Christmas jumper day. Funds raised were then matched pound-for-pound by the firm's partners – a policy followed across Carey Olsen globally.  

Jersey charities committee chair, Sue Cooper, said: “We are really pleased to have raised such a substantial amount for our charities and are extremely proud of our staff and the charities committee, in particular, for all their time and hard work.  

"The committee has chosen to focus on two main local charities every two years in the hope that we can make a significant difference to each.  We are aiming to support a wide variety of good causes on the island over time.”  

The charities selected for the next two-year period are Jersey Stroke Association and RNLI Jersey.