JE staff raise over £10k for Jersey charities
Jersey Electricity staff raised over £10,000 in 2014 for local charities from individual and corporate fund raising initiatives, their efforts boosted by the Company’s generous policy of matching any monies raised. This is in addition to the many corporate donations and sponsorships Jersey Electricity makes in support of the community it powers.
A new and very successful initiative for 2014 was a Staff Number Charity Prize Draw devised by Internal Auditor Chris Nixon. Every month staff have £5 deducted from their salaries and nominate their favourite charity from the Association of Jersey Charities. One charity a month is chosen at random to benefit while four staff receive cash prizes. ‘This way the smaller less well known charities get help, too,’ says Chris.
The beneficiaries in 2014 were: Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Epilepsy Association, RNLI Jersey, Macmillan Jersey, Meningitis (Jersey) Trust, Jersey Parkinson’s Disease Society, Grace Trust Jersey, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, ABC Support Group Jersey, Donna Annand Melanoma, Age Concern (Jersey), Jersey Blind Society.
While supporting all the big national charity days such as Children In Need, Sport Relief, Red Nose Day and Think Pink with cake sales, raffles and dress down donations our small charity team ensures it is Jersey organisations that benefit such as Help A Jersey Child, Riding for The Disabled Jersey and ABC Support Group Jersey.
A team of ten finished third in the inaugural Silkworth Round Island Challenge in September, running, cycling, coasteering, kayaking and swimming their way to over £1,000 for the drug and alcohol dependence charity, two teams made a splash at the annual Swimarathon in aid of Jersey Hospice Care, two brave staff abseiled down Cyril Le Marquand House in aid of the Royal British Legion, while Powerhouse staff joined the Ice Bucket Challenge for Headway Jersey.
Shoeboxes of gifts went to Romanian children, tins of food went to Shelter Trust Jersey, while Jersey Greyhound Rescue and the Cat Action Trust received over £200 each plus treats, pet food and toys following a week of cake and sandwich sales in November.