SandpiperCI Charity Update April 2021

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Sandpiper donates to the General Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

SandpiperCI has donated around a thousand items of tiny baby clothes to the General Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). The unit is based within the Maternity Unit where specially trained midwives and neonatal nurses look after babies who may need extra care if they’re born before 37 weeks.

Donated items included beautifully soft body suits, sleep suits and comfy Babywear designed for tiny babies during their first few weeks.

Grace Smith, one of Sandpiper’s senior store managers said: “The Midwifes at the SCBU were extremely grateful for our donation because they are always in need of premature baby clothes and any help that can be offered to newborn babies and parents is always much-appreciated.”

 Sandpiper stocks a range of babies and children’s clothing at Matalan, Liberty Wharf and Marks and Spencer King Street.

Sandpiper donates to Guernsey Mental Health

This April, Sandpiper donated a large amount of food to Guernsey Mental Health. All donated food will be used to support cooking events for their service users with learning disabilities and other limitations.

Being able to engage in these types of activities allows their users to exercise their social interaction, cooking, and listening skills while also stimulating their brain and motor systems.

Support Worker, Mariana Virissimo said “Your donations gave us an amazing help and all our service users made the most of it. We ended up having a wonderful afternoon with all of them. “

Sandpiper donates to the Jersey Animal Shelter

Sandpiper donated Easter goodies to the Jersey Animal Shelter in April, where their generous volunteers knitted these adorable little chicks loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs!

Brightly Collection Box in Morrisons

“On behalf of Brightly, I would like to say a massive thank you for allowing us to have our collection box in Morrison’s, Queens Road” – Wendy Nerac

We were thrilled to help Brightly, a small independent Jersey charity that works to improve the lives of children and young people in residential care, care leavers, and others who are facing adversity and in need.

Brightly had a donation box in our Morrisons Queen’s Road Store where they raised money for training classes, work clothes, iPads, driving lessons, kitchen goods, doctor, dentist, and optician appointments, and gym memberships for young people.

Sandpiper Donate to Jersey Mencap

Sandpiper donated a significant number of treats for Jersey Mencap’s biggest event of the year, the “15 mile South Coast Walk.” The 15-mile route aims to raise awareness and funds for people with learning disabilities in Jersey.

Mencap’s 15-mile South Coast Walk allows them to raise much-needed funds for their wonderful organisation.

Hotel Chocolat donates to local Scout’s

Hotel Chocolat were delighted to donate Easter prizes to St Ouen’s Scout Group for their Easter Scavenger Hunt.

Over the Easter weekend St Ouen’s Scout Group hosted a fantastic Island wide family event (following all the correct Covid guidelines, of course!) in which Group members, and the general public, could get out and about and enjoy themselves whilst raising some much-needed funds for the Group.

Executive Committee Member, Kate Hart said: “On behalf of the 1st Jersey (St Ouen) Scout Group, I would like to say thank you to SandpiperCI and Hotel Chocolat for donating the winning prize for the Scavenger Hunt held over the Easter Weekend. We had great support and have raised approximately £500 – which is just a fantastic amount for our Group.”

St Ouen’s Scout Group is run by an enthusiastic team of trained volunteers who pride themselves on providing wide-ranging opportunities for young people throughout the year. Activities include, team building, camping, leadership skills, making new friends and the opportunity to go kayaking, take RIB rides and learn about our beautiful Jersey seas whilst developing skills for life.

Throughout the pandemic, the group has been lucky enough to adapt their meetings and activities to online zoom sessions and have continued Scouting, albeit in a different form.