Jersey Finance is pleased to announce Bedell, Credit Suisse and the Hotel de France as co-sponsors for Jersey Finance’s ‘Golden Gala’ community charity ball which aims to raise thousands of pounds to support local charitable causes as part of the industry’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Anthony Dessain, Senior Partner, Bedell, commented:

“The 50th anniversary is an important milestone for Jersey’s finance industry and the Golden Gala is an excellent opportunity to highlight the positive impact the industry has on Island life and to make a further substantial contribution to benefit the community.

“2011 is also a special year for Bedell Trust which is celebrating its 40th anniversary and, throughout that time, we have actively supported many charitable causes.  The law firm too has been involved from the very beginning and we are proud to have such a long association with Jersey’s development as a financial centre. We are looking forward to further success in the finance industry over the next 50 years.”

Roy McGregor, CEO of Credit Suisse in the Channel Islands, said:  

“We are thrilled to be able to support this celebration of finance in Jersey and, more importantly, make a positive contribution to island charities. We hope that many local good causes benefit from the money raised during the evening.”

Robert Parker, Chairman of the Hotel de France, commented:

"We are delighted to be able to co-sponsor this prestigious event that is supporting local charities and congratulate the Finance Industry on reaching this milestone in their evolution. We believe that the next 50 years will be equally about opening new markets and innovation. Therefore we congratulate the finance industry in leading the way in creating a presence in those jurisdictions that will be the economic powerhouses of the future. 

These markets are equally important to our future within the tourism industry and to this end we look forward to working more closely and pro-actively in helping to develop these new opportunities."

Organised by Jersey Finance, The Golden Gala will be held on September 9th at the Hotel de France and all money raised will go towards the Association of Jersey Charities. Bedell, Credit Suisse and the Hotel de France join the main sponsor State Street and entertainment sponsor Pershing, in supporting the event.

Tickets have already sold out, but Jersey Finance is still asking local businesses to donate luxury goods which will be auctioned on the night to raise money for local causes, please contact Claire Wilby on tel: 836013.  

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For further information, please contact Leah Dunford at Crystal Public Relations on tel. +44 (0) 1534 618613 or e-mail leah@crystalpr.co.uk