This amount is an impressive 23% increase on the sum raised the previous year and demonstrates the tremendous effort all the staff have put into fundraising, through social events, raffles and cake sales.
Janet Taylor, the chair of the companies’ charity committee, said: “We are delighted that our staff raised such a staggering amount and, once again, the company has kindly agreed to match the funds, pound for pound, allowing us an additional £13,752.32 to be allocated for charity initiatives throughout this year. The first payment we made was to add £7,504 to the amount staff raised so we could donate a total of £21,256.96 to our six chosen charities.”
The six staff-nominated charities were AGE Isle of Man, CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children (Jersey), Diabetes Jersey, Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice IOM and Send a Cow. While the first five charities do an outstanding job of supporting the local communities in Jersey, the Isle of Man and Guernsey, the latter charity provides African families with livestock and training in natural organic farming practices.
Sam Kemp and Kirsty Ogilvy from Nedbank Private Wealth presented Simon Bossey from Clic Sargent Cancer Care with the cheque on behalf of all the staff.
Pictured from left to right: Sam Kemp, Simon Bossey (Clic Sargent) Kirsty Ogilvy