The money raised by RBC staff from internal events, such as a summer raffle, a team sky dive and dress down days, plus external volunteering efforts in collaboration with the JAA, have contributed to the charity’s aim of increasing islanders’ understanding of dementia.

Mark Blamey, Manager of the JAA, said: ‘We were delighted to have been chosen as RBC’s Charity of the Year for 2017. The company’s exceptional fundraising efforts will be hugely important to our work in educating the Jersey community on how to care for those affected by dementia, ultimately improving the standards of living for those affected by the disease.’

Tracey Emmerson, Jersey Sports and Social Charity Coordinator for RBC Wealth Management, added: ‘We’re very pleased to have been able to partner with the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association as our 2017 Charity of the Year. To have broken the record set last year further reinforces our commitment to supporting important causes on our island and we look forward to continuing our charitable efforts in Jersey.”

RBC Wealth Management staff have nominated the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity as their chosen Charity of the Year for 2018.

Donations fund established to support island’s young people

RBC Wealth Management is committed to making a lasting social impact through responsible giving to charitable organisations across the Channel Islands. This year, the company is launching a Donations Fund, with two donation grants of £5,000 to support local young people. Jersey charities that help young islanders gain access to meaningful employment through work experience and skills development, plus organisations that support youth mental wellbeing, are invited to apply. 

To be eligible for the funds, applications must demonstrate the positive impact the grant will have on Jersey's youth a nd that consider opportunities for RBC Wealth Management employees to support the initiative. The deadline for applications is 31st March, 2018.