Employees from KPMG in the Channel Islands’ Jersey office will be swapping their desks and suits for overalls and tools next week as they head out into the community for ‘Make a Difference’ week.
The staff volunteering initiative has been running successfully in Guernsey for the last three years and will be making its debut in Jersey this year.
From Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August, the volunteers will be helping a number of community organisations, including Les Amis, Eco-Active, Jersey Heritage, Durrell and Autism Jersey.
The projects will involve: digging, clearing and landscaping a garden leased by Les Amis; Eco Active’s habitat restoration, which includes the removal of toxic Ragwort and Hottentot plants at St. Ouen’s bay; cleaning historic statues located in St. Helier for Jersey Heritage; and painting the outside of the Gorilla enclosure at Durrell. They will also be helping to create a relaxing chill-out respite area at one of the properties owned by Autism Jersey.
‘The ‘Make a Difference’ week is an excellent opportunity for our employees to give something back to our local community,’ said Larry Catterson, Chairman of KPMG in the Channel Islands.
‘KPMG is committed to community projects and this initiative reflects the importance we place on
Corporate Social Responsibility. This year ‘Make a Difference’ week has been introduced in Jersey following its positive impact in Guernsey, for both the organisations involved and our staff.’
The ‘Make a Difference’ week initiative is now in its fourth year in Guernsey and has seen employees taking part in a variety of large community projects, which includes the recent building of a footpath at Vale Castle and last year’s redecoration of Les Bourgs Hospice Charity Store. Going forwards, it is hoped that the scheme will be as established in Jersey.
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About KPMG Channel Islands
KPMG Channel Islands Limited is the CI member firm of KPMG International. It has offices in Guernsey and Jersey employing more than 240 staff. It is a leading auditor of investment funds in the Channel Islands as detailed in the annual Reuters Fitzrovia survey and has large market shares in the banking and insurance sectors (no independent market share figures available). It also audits many local businesses, including the States owned trading companies.
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