Jersey Finance was delighted to sponsor the prizes at the Jersey Charity awards again this year, as a result of our financial heritage celebrations.

We first became involved in the awards in 2011 when their launch coincided with our industry’s charity fundraising efforts to celebrate 50 years of the modern finance industry.  Over £50,000 was raised during that anniversary year and the Association of Jersey Charities chose to use some of that funding to launch and develop the awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of local charities and help raise the profile of charitable and voluntary activities in Jersey.  The prizes were presented to the small, medium and large category winners by the Lieutenant Governor Sir John McColl and Jersey Finance’s Chief Executive Geoff Cook, at the awards ceremony at Government House last week.

The Small Charity of the Year winner was The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity. In second place was La Motte Street Youth Project and in third was Variety Club of Jersey. The Medium Charity of the Year award went to MIND Jersey. In second place was Community Savings Ltd and Headway Jersey took third place. The Large Charity of the Year winner was Jersey Cheshire Home. In second place was Jersey Women’s Refuge and third was The Shelter Trust.

Jersey Finance is delighted that the funds raised during our anniversary celebrations provided the prizes for the charity awards.  Our aim throughout was to raise money which would make a real difference to worthy local causes. We wanted to re-affirm the industry’s commitment to engage with and support the local community.

Whether it’s large organisations formally supporting charities as part of their corporate social responsibility and employee engagement programmes, or individuals who choose to give their personal time to a whole plethora of good causes, the contribution made by those who have a direct connection to the Jersey’s biggest industry is immense – and that is something we are very proud of as the body that promotes the industry more widely.