Islanders have the opportunity to put their spare change to good use and help Jersey Hospice Care when newly-designed money boxes are distributed around the island this month. An additional 2,000 of the re-usable money boxes, sponsored by Carey Olsen for the second time, have been re-designed and re-printed and will be distributed in Jersey. So far over £30,000 has been raised through the collecting box scheme since 2008 and more than 30,000 money boxes are in circulation around the island.
Lynsey Beahan, fundraising manager at Jersey Hospice Care, said: “The money box scheme helps us raise much needed funds for the hospice and we’re thrilled that Carey Olsen has once again funded the re-designed boxes.
“The public continues to be extremely generous and the money raised makes a huge difference to those using the hospice and their family and friends.”
Jersey Hospice Care provides free palliative care to islanders with cancer and motor neurone disease and the service they provide costs more than £6,000 a day to run.
Steven Hunt, Carey Olsen’s director of marketing said: “Jersey Hospice Care provides an important free service to the island and many of us have relatives who have experienced the care and kindness that their dedicated staff provide. “Carey Olsen is very pleased to once again sponsor the money boxes and we hope that the public will fill them and re-use them frequently so that Jersey Hospice Care can continue its wonderful work.”