Employees from KPMG have been getting their hands dirty recently, assisting with community projects across Jersey as part of the firm’s annual Make a Difference Day initiative.

During the late summer months over 80 members of the accountancy firm participated in four large community projects around the island, which were nominated by staff. Each staff member spent a day out of the office assisting with important voluntary work.

KPMG and Jersey Roundtable joined forces this year to help support charity ‘Brighter Futures’.

Brighter Futures is a Jersey charity based at the Bridge. It works in partnership with Parenting Support Services to meet the needs of families and young people.

Their aims are to provide children, young people and families in the island the opportunity to be safe, healthy, happy and aspirational. They also support children, young people and families to engage in life changing opportunities, especially in time of difficulties and challenge.

Organised by Jersey Round Table’s Community Services Officer Adam Currie, over three days (August 27th, 28th and 29th) Jersey Round Table and volunteer staff from KPMG painted the crèche area, quiet room and corridor for Brighter Futures, and put up new decorative transfers to help make the space fun and interesting for small children.

Fiona Brennan, the Brighter Futures Manager, was very pleased with the hard work the team put in and the difference made to the crèche room.

The additional projects taken on by KPMG varied in description – with tasks such as gardening, renovating, cooking, redecorating, – but each shared the common ground of being much needed work.

This sort of work is not just reserved for one week a year. Making a significant and positive contribution to the issues that affect communities and environments is at the heart of KPMG’s core values across the globe, and KPMG in the Channel Islands undertakes a number of schemes all year round.

“We try to do what we can for the community throughout the year, with financial donations and schemes such as the Springfield School Reading Project. We actively encourage everyone in the firm to use their skills to make a difference in the community,” said Mr.Quinn.