Minerva, a Jersey based Trust and Corporate Services company has presented a cheque for £16,000 to Sense International, a global charity that supports deafblind children in Romania, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and India.

Minerva has recently launched a legacy project, which will see them supporting multiple causes in the developing world and engaging young people in Jersey in international development. Last summer, in partnership with Hautlieu School and the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) Minerva arranged for four pupils to visit Kenya and work with deafblind children at a school in Nairobi, while staff at Minerva raised funds also with some running the marathon and others taking part in a range of fund raising events. The pupils have since gone on to raise funds for Sense International as well.

Commenting on the launch of the Minerva Legacy Project, Vipin Shah, Chairman, Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited, said:

“We are delighted to have launched the Legacy Project. Both India and sub Saharan Africa are, and shall always remain, significant regions to Minerva.

“I am particularly delighted with the way in which this initiative focuses on creating a positive, long-term and sustainable impact on local communities in both India and sub Saharan Africa, as well as locally here in Jersey. My family has been connected to Sense International since 2002 and have donated over £85,000 to this worthy cause.“

James Thornberry, Director of Sense International, said:

“We are delighted to receive this donation from Minerva and it will allow us to support deafblind children in Kenya and India. Without our help and support deafblind children in the countries we work would lead short and lonely lives and the generosity of Minerva has made significant contributions to this work.”