Twenty Jersey charities are celebrating after they all received a share of Jersey Water’s 130th Anniversary Fund.
The twenty charities were all shortlisted and invited to attend a ceremony last night to find out if their applications had been successful. Results were kept closely under wraps until after Helier Smith, Finance Director of Jersey Water announced that all twenty charities would be receiving a share of the Fund.
Helier Smith, Jersey Water’s Finance Director said “It has been great to see all of the shortlisted charities here this evening and then also to be able to share the fund amongst so many worthwhile projects to support their valuable work in the community. We feel this is a very fitting way to mark our 130 years as a company. We will be inviting and encouraging Jersey Water staff to become champions for our selected charities to sustain our relationship with them into the future. What better way to celebrate our 130 years supplying water to the Island community than seeing the fund going to such deserving and wide ranging group of charities who play such an important part in Island life.”
Charities and projects that funding will be used for:
• Brighter Futures – Preparing clients to go back in to workplace
• Brook in Jersey – Extra clinics and converting an office into another clinical room
• The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity – Awareness campaign for early detection and mole health.
• Earsay -Investment in ipads and apps to help young children with hearing challenges
• Freedom Church Jersey – Establishment of new street based youth programme.
• Friends of the Bridge – To support sustainability of café part of community inclusion work
• The Grace Trust Jersey – Expansion of monthly food distribution programme in Jersey
• Jersey Alzheimer’s Association – Funding of counselling programme
• Jersey Cancer Trust – Provision of upgraded equipment for new cancer unit
• Jersey Child Care Trust – Special Needs inclusion project for children with disabilities to access mainstream education
• Jersey Children’s Charity – Funding towards specialised equipment and family room in SCBU
• Jersey Friends of Anthony Nolan – Investment in saliva spit kits for testing potential donors
• Jersey Youth Trust – Provision of extra counselling hours for YES project for 14-25 year olds
• La Motte Street Youth Project – Replacement of equipment used by project
• Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) – Development of a “survivorship” programme for patients living or recovering from cancer
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of Jersey – Funding for a “outreach” programme for MS sufferers
• Parkinson’s UK Jersey Branch – Patient support programme
• Project Linus UK – Channel Islands Branch – Expansion of scheme and to buy materials
• St John Ambulance Jersey – CPR/lifesaving skills training for school children
• The Antoine Trust – Funding towards the provision of a dedicated Paediatric Oncology Nurse
As projects progress over the coming months further updates will be issued.
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