Jersey ‘By Invitation Only’ (BIO) is a registered non-profit organisation which holds a ladies only charity luncheon on the second Saturday of March each year to help raise greatly needed funds for two fantastic charities: ‘Jersey Teenage Cancer Trust’ and ‘Jersey Hospice Care’.
Over 250 ladies attended the last luncheon which took place at The Royal Yacht Hotel on Saturday 8th March 2014. With ticket and merchandise sales, a raffle and donations an incredible £12,911.06 was raised which will be divided between the two charities.
This year the luncheon happened to fall on ‘International Women’s Day’, so it was the perfect excuse to share a lovely lunch and raise lots of money for fantastic local charities!
Emma-Louise Nash, founder and sole organiser of the Jersey BIO luncheon’s said ‘the success of the luncheons has been overwhelming and this couldn’t be achieved without the support of the ladies who attend and the wonderful raffle prizes that are donated each year. This year some very generous donations were also received and this has enabled us to have a record breaking year donating £12,911.06 to ‘Jersey Teenage Cancer Trust’ and ‘Jersey Hospice Care’. The luncheons started in 2008 and have raised a total of £48,639.30, so thank you to everyone who has supported over the years.’
The luncheon is not only a great way for ladies to stay in touch by promising to meet just once a year and enjoy a lovely lunch, it’s also a means of raising much needed funds for a worthy cause.
50% of every ticket sold goes towards the total raised on the day and this is topped up by donations, a raffle and merchandise so the luncheons always make a healthy donation to the charities.
The next luncheon will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015.
If you would like more information about Jersey BIO please contact Emma-Louise Nash – 07829 801144, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.biojersey.co.uk