With staff at the Bank having nominated the Jersey Cheshire Home as their beneficiary charity for the year, they will be undertaking an extensive redecorating project at the charity’s St Helier premises as part of their annual Volunteering Week, from Monday 20th to Friday 24th May.
With the support of Amalgamated Facilities Management (AFM), who have offered to help project manage and provide specialist assistance throughout the week, including the installation of a new lighting system, Deutsche Bank staff will focus on giving the Jersey Cheshire Home’s main ground floor area a much needed makeover, including painting and redecorating its entire ground floor corridor and stair wells.
The Jersey Cheshire Home, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is located at Eric Young House in St Helier and offers residential care to individuals who are physically disabled and unable to live in their own homes, in particular those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
As Deutsche Bank’s nominated charity in Jersey for 2013, as well as undertaking a volunteer project, staff will also be organising a range of fundraising activities throughout the year specifically in order to help the Jersey Cheshire Home purchase a new specially adapted vehicle for resident transportation. The Bank will also sponsor the charity’s flagship concert at the end of June at the Jersey Opera House.
David Lord, Operations Manager at the Jersey Cheshire Home, said: “It’s fantastic that Deutsche Bank has nominated the Jersey Cheshire Home as its beneficiary charity this year, particularly as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year. It costs on average more than £30,000 per week to run the home, so we really do welcome the support of businesses and the public to ensure we can continue to offer care to those who need it. Deutsche Bank’s financial support and the efforts of staff, through this volunteering project and ongoing fundraising, are very much appreciated.”
In addition to generously providing assistance throughout the week, AFM have also offered to test and, if necessary, replace the Home’s fire extinguishers and service them for the next two years. Darren Etasse, Joint Managing Director at AFM, added: “It’s a pleasure to offer our help for this project which, given we have to complete it within a week, will certainly provide us with a challenge. It’s a hugely worthwhile cause, though, and I know that the end results will make a real, positive difference to those who use the Jersey Cheshire Home.”
Andreas Tautscher, CEO Channel Islands at Deutsche Bank commented: “We launched our Volunteering Week in the Channel Islands two years ago and it has proven a huge success, giving our staff a valuable opportunity to offer their support to a local charity or community group. With the Jersey Cheshire Home marking its 30th anniversary, it is fitting that staff elected to support such a fantastic charity this year, and I know they are keen to get started on the project next week.”