Over 20 volunteers from Deutsche Bank in Jersey recently spent a week carrying out projects for local charities through its newly launched annual ‘Volunteering Week’.

As part of the Bank’s pan-Channel Islands initiative, two projects in Jersey were completed during the week at the end of May for the Jersey Heritage Trust and Jersey Hospice, both of which were specifically chosen by staff.

For the first project, around 15 employees helped rebuild part of the walls of the Neolithic hut at La Hougue Bie. The hut is used as the education centre at the Trust site and the staff had to rebuild the walls using willow and clay and traditional methods.

Meanwhile, a further dozen staff spent time redecorating external parts of Clarkson House, cleaning and painting the balcony railings at the back of the property.

Andreas Tautscher, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Channel Islands, commented:

“I’m really pleased we were able to launch our Volunteering Week, which gave all our staff an opportunity to support local charities they care passionately about. It builds on the Community Challenge initiative we undertook in 2007 as part our 35th anniversary celebrations, when we helped charities in Jersey and Guernsey with specific projects. Through Volunteering Week, I hope we can continue to strengthen our ties with community organisations by dedicating time and resources and make a real, positive difference.”

In Guernsey, staff undertook projects for the RNLI and Hautes Capelles Primary School. Ends.