STAFF at Hawksford marked the opening of the Olympic Games in London on Friday (27 July) by raising money for charity.

The independent wealth structuring company invited all colleagues to dress in sports gear or as famous sportsmen and women for the day. More than £1,000 was raised, which will be donated to Jersey Learning Disabilities Football, part of the Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled (JSAD) and Brighter Futures.

‘As a company we wanted to mark this historic occasion and at the same time raise funds for local charities. We recognise that it is important to support the community in which we operate and activities such as this build a great atmosphere in the office,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive.

Proceeds were also raised through the sale of tickets for a bottle stand, complete with water, shampoo and champagne.

Both the charities set to benefit from the one-day fundraiser are based in Jersey. Brighter Futures works in partnership with parenting support services at the Bridge to meet the needs of families and young people. The charity aims to give children, families and people the opportunity to be safe, healthy, happy and aspirational.

JSAD was formed in 1985 with the aim to encourage and support local disabled people wishing to take part in any kind of sporting activity. The charity’s philosophy is that sport is for all and should be fun.