A Jersey charity is set to benefit from the generosity of clients of Bellingham Travel.
Representatives from the ‘After Breast Cancer Support Group – Jersey’ have received a cheque for £174.18 which was raised at the travel agent’s annual ‘Travel Show’ held recently at St Peter’s Windmill. Staff invited the charity’s representatives along to the event so they could promote the work they do in the local community to Bellingham clients.
Collection buckets were also left in Bellingham Travel’s two offices, in Bath Street, St Helier and at Red Houses, St Brelade, where clients also made donations.
The ‘After Breast Cancer Support Group – Jersey’ provides advice to local patients and their families, as well as working to raise awareness of the disease and the support available, and organising a number of fundraising initiatives. It was founded in 1999 by a group of local women who themselves have suffered from breast cancer and who felt there was a need for such a support service for patients in Jersey.
Trena Lewis, Branch Manager of Bellingham Travel at St Brelade, commented: “Hundreds of Jersey residents attend our annual Travel Show and we felt that it was a fantastic opportunity for the After Breast Cancer Support Group to promote its services to such a captive audience. Unfortunately cancer is a disease that affects so many people and I am sure most people reading this will know either a friend or family member who has suffered from it. The charity does wonderful work to support local patients and I am only too delighted that we are able to support that.”
Bellingham Travel will continue to support the charity in 2014.
For further information about the After Breast Cancer Support Group – Jersey, log onto www.afterbreastcancer.org.je.