The bathrooms at Jersey Women’s Refuge are getting a new look for 2011.

With a £700 donation in hand, the deputy manager of the Jersey Women’s Refuge, Sammy Price, has bought new shower doors and a sink from B&Q to install at the premises.

The donation was the result of cash raised by RBC Wealth Management staff participating in dress down days in 2010 and was further boosted by B&Q’s own offer of a 15 per cent discount on the goods purchased.

Sammy said that refitting the bathrooms would be a great start to 2011 for the Refuge. ‘Freshening up the bathrooms will be fantastic for us and the residents. We try and make the refuge as homely as possible for the ladies and the children who need to use our facilities and the RBC Wealth Management donation has helped us do that.’ she said.

RBC Wealth Management’s Sports and Social Chairman Andrena Ball said that it was always good for staff to see that the cash they had raised was making a difference in the community. ‘We don’t always get the chance to see the results of our fund-raising in such a tangible way so it is really good to know that this money will have made a real impact on people’s daily lives,’ she said.

The dress down days are organised by the company's Sports & Social committee and during 2010 the funds raised were used to support a different charity for each month.

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