Staff at local finance firm Jersey Trust Company have banished all thoughts of economic doom and gloom to raise over £9,000 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent Jersey.

The money was raised throughout 2010 after staff at Jersey Trust Company, which employs over 130 people locally, selected CLIC Sargent Jersey as their nominated charity for the year. As well as standard fundraising activities, such as dress down days, cake sales and raffles, workers at the firm undertook some more extreme challenges to raise funds, including the annual Castle to Harbour swim and sponsored skydives over St Aubin’s Bay.

CLIC Sargent is dedicated to caring for children and young people with cancer and supporting them and their families, both in hospital and in the community. The Jersey branch of the charity is distinct from the UK arm and spends all its funds locally.

Children and young people with cancer cannot receive certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, in Jersey, making travel to and from the UK essential. In addition, young cancer sufferers are less able to regulate their bodies and need to be cared for in a constant temperature environment, which can place a strain on heating bills during the cold winter months. The money raised by Jersey Trust Company will be used to provide support in all these areas and many more, helping local families to cope with impact of cancer on a child or young person.

Philip Burgin, one of the Group Directors at Jersey Trust Company, said: “Everyone knows that 2010 was a tough year financially and charities, like other organisations, have been affected by the economic downturn. As a local company we take great pride in supporting the community and that’s why we’re so delighted to have raised this money for CLIC Sargent Jersey. The team really went the extra mile in their fundraising efforts and even persuaded me to jump out of a plane for this very worthy cause!”

Dee Farrow, Vice Chairman of CLIC Sargent, added: “We are absolutely delighted with this generous donation. Seven out of ten children now survive cancer and the money raised by Jersey Trust Company will help us to continue providing care and support for local children and young people with cancer and their families.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:
Alan Baird
Senior Executive Manager
alan.baird@jerseytrust.com
(01534) 700 129

Notes to editors
Jersey Trust Company and certain associated companies are regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission and JTC Suisse, our Geneva office, is an affiliate of l’Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers (ARIF). The financial sector in Luxembourg is regulated and supervised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). The CSSF authorises fiduciary and administration businesses under a classification of Professionnel du Secteur Financier (PSF).

About us
Jersey Trust Company is one of Jersey’s leading independent providers of private wealth, corporate, employee benefit and fund administration services. Our head office is located in Jersey’s financial district of St. Helier and through our continued international expansion we have opened offices in jurisdictions such as Guernsey, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Jersey Trust Company has made the strategic decision to develop the business independent of any institutional links. This independence allows flexibility, quick decision making and an ability to choose from a vast network of professional contacts (including accountants, tax advisors, banks and investment advisors) to ensure a bespoke and uncompromised service for our clients. By deciding to focus on the provision of high quality trustee, management and administration services we leave the peripheral investment and banking businesses to other specialists. This allows us the flexibility to place these roles with the leading and most appropriate service providers in their respective disciplines, ensuring a first class product. Performance is regularly monitored to ensure that the clients’ objectives are being met and flexibility is retained to allow change if required.

Our independent and flexible approach has given us the opportunity to work with a global client base, from large corporations through to entrepreneurial individuals and those experiencing first generation wealth. We pride ourselves on a personal and efficient approach with a commitment to tailor our services to meet the needs of the client. This process is overseen by professionally qualified individuals including accountants, lawyers, chartered bankers, chartered secretaries and trust and estate practitioners.