For many years, Ports of Jersey has supported a number of charitable organisations. Recent examples include:
Ports of Jersey Launches its 2016 Charity Initiative
Ports of Jersey is pleased to announce that four local charities have been chosen by its staff to benefit from any fund-raising activities they undertake in 2016. As well as raising funds in-house, staff are also being encouraged to take part in a number of the events being organised by the charities throughout the year, with Ports of Jersey match funding any sponsorship monies they raise.
The four charities chosen for 2016 are:
Philip's Footprints: supporting bereaved families and parents of babies and providing multi-disciplinary training to midwives and doctors in caring for those at risk of premature birth and stillbirth;
Jersey Cancer Relief: Providing financial assistance to local cancer patients and their families;
Holidays for Heroes Jersey: Providing free holidays in Jersey for members and past members of the armed forces injured during active service;
Jersey Children's Charity: proving support for families who need to travel to the UK for their child's medical treatment as well as buying life-saving equipment, which is not funded by the States. The charity works closely with friends of SCBU.
As a local business very much at the heart of the community we want to show our support for local organisations and look forward in particular to working with our designated charities this year to help boost their profile, take part in a number of challenges and importantly raise much needed funds on their behalf. Dedicated charity collection boxes are located throughout the terminals at Jersey Airport and a number of further initiatives to support the charities are being planned throughout the year.
How can you get involved? View the latest calendar of charitable events supported by Ports of Jersey in 2016
Events calendar 2016 and 2017 - FINAL.pdf
The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation
In 2015 Ports of Jersey supported the work of the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, which received all funds donated to our collection boxes thanks to the generosity of our passengers and staff. This small Jersey registered charity, which was set up in 2011 provides financial and emotional support to families who need to spend time in a UK hospital while their child is receiving medical treatment.
British Red Cross
In 2015, the British Red Cross was chosen as the designated recipient of funds raised during the annual Barclays Jersey Boat Show. Match funded by Barclays the overall monies collected during the three-day show was in excess of £12,000 – the highest amount ever collected during the Island's largest free entry community event.
Christmas Floating Breakfast
This an annual 'tradition', which is held on the last working day before Christmas, takes place on the Duke of Normandy tug boat and replaced the previous event held at the old harbour works site. Light refreshments, together with the obligatory bacon and sausage rolls are served to all Ports of Jersey staff from the tug crew. Donations are welcome and given each year to the nominated charity. In 2014, this fund-raiser donated over £400 to Jersey Hospice Care.
Jersey Hospice Dragon Boat Race
One of the most eagerly anticipated and enjoyable FUN-raisers of the year takes place every September in St Helier Harbour and is jointly sponsored by sea transport provider Condor Ferries and Ports of Jersey. The arena along the Albert Pier is closed off for the event, which attracts a large number of spectators and hundreds of participants, jumping into low-profile vessels to skim across the sea in a series of races. Since the event was first staged in the late 1990s it has helped bring in more than £500,000 for charity. As part of its commitment, Jersey Marinas provides guard boat services to ensure that the course is kept clear.