Fundraising represents a significant part of Jersey Heritage’s self-generated income. The Patron Scheme helps them to build and conserve their collection, create inspirational exhibitions and events and engage people through learning opportunities.
Money raised through the Patron Scheme so far has enabled Jersey Heritage to undertake a number of projects which otherwise would not have been possible. These include the purchase of eight Edmund Blampied sketchbooks for the Island’s Art Collection, which otherwise would have been sold outside the Island, and the development of ‘Jersey Ice Age Island’ one of their most significant exhibitions of recent years.
Jeremy Swetenham, Commercial Operations Director, Jersey Heritage, says:
‘The Jersey Heritage Patron scheme is designed for people who would like to get involved in and enjoy our Island’s heritage in an even more enhanced and innovative way. Launched in 2012 our Patrons have quickly evolved into a very active group of 50 supporters from across Jersey, who all benefit from an exciting array of private Patron events and activities throughout the year.
Being a Jersey Heritage Patron gives you further opportunities to meet new people, spend time with heritage experts and get even closer to the heart of the organisation. Income from the Patron fund is ring-fenced for development of the Jersey Heritage collection, educational programmes or acquisition of new items relevant to Jersey’s heritage.’
Jeffrey Giovannoni, Partner, Voisin, adds:
‘Voisin is one of Jersey’s longest-established law firms; we can trace its origins to 1869. The heritage of our Island is important to us and our partnership with Jersey Heritage will allow us to offer our clients an opportunity to become involved and understand more about our Island and its fascinating history.’
Andrew Robins, Senior Private Banker, Nedbank Private Wealth, commented:
‘Nedbank Private Wealth’s Jersey office has been established for over 20 years and our longstanding commitment to the Island remains undiminished. As such we are delighted to support Jersey Heritage and the excellent work they do to preserve our Island’s cultural heritage.’