SandpiperCI Charity Update March 2020

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Easter Hamper Donations

This month, with Easter fast approaching, many requests have come in from various charities requiring Easter raffle prizes. Several Easter Egg Hampers have been made with chocolate donated from our Morrison stores, Iceland Stores, Hotel Chocolat and Marks and Spencer. Each hamper has been filled with items from each store which we hope will be enjoyed by the lucky winners.

The Charities receiving these hampers were: Mont A l’Abbe School, La Moye School and Grand Vaux Youth Centre. The Calligo Tigers (Jersey Tigers) Swimming Club also raised more than £150 raffling their hamper.

Guide Dogs Guernsey were raising funds with a raffle, Sandpiper were delighted to donate a Hotel Chocolat basket.

Colin Adams is a hardworking team member of our in our Gloucester Street Morrisons Daily. However, he has hidden talents. Colin is also known as one of Jersey’s best quiz masters. He gives his time freely to many charity quiz nights raising much-needed funds, often supplying raffle prizes from his own funds. His mastermind brain makes these events very enjoyable and Colin is quite a celebrity known to many in Jersey. Sandpiper was delighted to donate an Easter hamper to help raise money for a cancer event. Well done to Colin who does such sterling work to help so many, Sandpiper is proud of you!

Morrisons Raise Funds for Brightly Charity

Brightly, (formerly known as Brig-Y-Don) is a small independent charity that provides support to children and young people living in care and experiencing adversity. The charity has thanked the staff and customers of Morrisons Daily at Castle Quay and Queens Road for raising much-needed funds from their charity boxes.

Prizes Donated to Silkworth Trust Jersey

Silkworth Trust Jersey held their 25th Anniversary Ball on the 21st of this month and Morrisons Daily Benests were more than happy to provide wine prizes for their raffle.

Sandpiper Support The Children’s Ward

This year’s Robin 2020 Ball was held on 14th March. The event has grown year-on-year raising funds for the Children’s Ward at Jersey’s General Hospital. It first started in 2017 and raised more than £14,000 to purchase a 3D Distraction Centre for the ward. The Ball has continued to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit, travel costs for families and medical equipment for children. This year the charity will help towards refurbishing the areas where children attend A&E and hospital surgical waiting areas. Sandpiper were happy to help and will continue to support this wonderful annual event.

Hotel Chocolat Donate to Eisteddford

Hotel Chocolat provided a gift box of chocolate to the Jersey Eisteddfod for their raffle in the Festival of Creative Arts.

Costa Coffee Donate to Mind Guernsey

Mind Guernsey held a raffle to raise much-needed funds. Costa Coffee donated free cups of coffee every day for a month.