JE staff back YES Project for Comic Relief

The YES Project, currently struggling for funds due to increased demand for its services, can look forward to a welcome boost from Jersey Electricity staff who have chosen the youth counselling service as the local charity to receive monies raised for Comic Relief Red Nose Day.

Red Nose YES project

JE staff raised over £10,000 for local charities last year, aided by the Company generously matching the amounts raised. When there is a national fund raising event such as Comic Relief, Children In Need, Sports Relief and Think Pink, staff ensure that a Jersey-based organisation benefits from their efforts. For example, money raised for Sport Relief last year went to Riding For The Disabled Jersey.

Efforts for Red Nose Day and the YES Project have already started at JE’s Powerhouse offices and La Collette Power Station with a tombola and prize draw. They will culminate with further donations for a Dress Down Day on Friday 13 March.

JE Charity Committee spokesperson Sally Coenen (pictured) said:  ‘We always like to concentrate our efforts on local causes whether or not they are directly related to a national campaign. We also like to choose those that don’t always get as much publicity and, consequently, funding support. We weren’t aware the YESProject, which supports troubled youngsters aged from 14 to 25, was under pressure when we chose it but we hope our efforts help in some small way.’