In the first six months of 2013, Grand Jersey and its guests have raised £3386 for Jersey Heritage through the hotel’s ‘£1 on bills’ donation scheme.
The money raised to date can help support the work of Jersey Heritage in a number of areas, for example: conserve up to five 18th century items from the Jersey Heritage collection or enable Jersey Heritage to host 400 children to discover the pirates at the Maritime Museum.
The scheme, which started in 2010, gives guests staying at the five-star hotel the option of adding £1 to their final bill to be donated directly to local charities.
Eamonn Elliott, general manager at Grand Jersey, said: ‘Grand Jersey guests enjoy visiting the numerous attractions and historic public sites that Jersey Heritage offers, and we receive very positive feedback about the opportunity to further support the on going preservation of Jersey’s rich heritage. We hope to at least double the figure raised by the end of the year.’
Jeremy Swetenham Commercial Director at Jersey Heritage, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted at the support shown by the Grand Jersey and its guests. Such an initiative demonstrates how important visitors to the island are in protecting the Island’s rich history and culture. It is through local business partnerships such as these that we can, in turn, provide visitors with a unique and memorable Island experience. We would like to thank both Grand Jersey and all of those who have donated to date.’
The Grand Jersey pledge is optional and guests that chose to donate receive a voucher when they check-in entitling them to £1 off a guidebook. Since the scheme began, Grand Jersey has raised more than £12,000 for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.