Monthly charity round-up March 2022

March has been a very busy month for us, with lots going on, from raffle prizes to clothing donations. Below is our monthly round-up of charity donations for the last month.

Tags: Community, Hotel Chocolat, Jersey, Le Cocq's Stores, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons Daily, Guernsey, Alderney

BeachAbility raffle prizes

After over two years of delays, BeachAbility has finally held its main fundraiser event, the BeachAbility Card Afternoon. For this event, we were pleased to donate two raffle prizes; a wine and chocolate hamper for the adults, and a soft toy and chocolate hamper for the little ones. This event raised £1,052. The much-needed funds will help build a bigger hut in St Brelade so BeachAbility can add another chair to the popular beach location as well as replacing some chairs which are beginning to look a bit tired and dated.

Morrisons Daily donates drinks and crisps to the children's art exhibition

Throughout March was children's month at The Harbour Gallery, Jersey, where lots of free workshops with the theme of 'castles, princesses, monsters and dragons' were on offer. On Thursday 24th, Lady Dalton attended an exhibition of the children's artwork and presented eight awards. We are pleased to be able to support this event by providing 150 juice drinks and 150 packets of crisps.

Pathways raffle donation

We were delighted to donate an Easter egg basket to Pathways for their musical bingo evening. Pathways have three aims which are to encourage, equip and empower children and young people to reach their full potential.

M&S donates men's clothing to the Sanctuary Trust

M&S was extremely proud to work in partnership with the Sanctuary Trust by donating much-needed men's clothing to their residents. The Sanctuary Trust is an organisation that promotes hope and accommodation for men in crisis by offering 24-hour support across three properties.

Creme eggs to the JSPCA

The JSPCA has knitted these cute little chickens and bunnies for Easter. We were proud to have donated two boxes of Creme eggs for them to put these knitted creations over. In the lead up to Easter, these have been on sale in the Jersey Animal Shelter reception area for donations.

Le Cocq's Stores donates Easter eggs to St Anne's school Alderney

Le Cocq's Stores in Alderney were pleased to be able to donate a selection of Easter eggs to St Anne's school for their raffle to help raise funds for the Calshot trip booked in July. This trip has been offered to three-year groups as two of these years have missed out due to COVID restrictions over the last two years.

Raffle donations to Smile for Georgie

This March, we were pleased to donate two cuddly soft toys and chocolates from Hotel Chocolat to the Smile for Georgie Foundation medal presentation day. This event was for all the walkers who took part in the Everest challenge event to raise funds for the foundation - Smile for Georgie. The charity then kindly agreed to donate 30% of the net amount raised, this being £7,500, to support Guernsey Down Syndrome Group.

Raffle prize donation to the Jersey Eisteddfod Festival of Creative Arts

From 17th to 20th of March 2022, the Jersey Eisteddfod held their Festival of Creative Arts at the Royal Jersey Showground. This was a competition and a showcase for creative arts from young primary school children right through to senior citizens. We were proud to donate a soft toy and chocolate hamper for their raffle, which helped to finance the event.

Morrisons Daily donates raffle prizes for Hospice night

Jersey Hospice held their Hospice night at the Merton Hotel on 12th March 2022. For the event, we were happy to donate a selection of prizes from the Morrisons home range including mugs, cheeseboard, glasses and more.

Biscuit donation to Jersey Scouts bingo evening

We are pleased to support the Jersey Scouts with their Bingo fundraising event for Jersey Hospice by donating a selection of tasty biscuits. This event went really well considering that 55 turned up on the night instead of 101 because of COVID-19 – with just under £500 raised for Jersey Hospice.