JT has handed over £10,000 to Jersey Alzheimer’s Association after a year of fundraising by employees, which was matched by the company.
At the beginning of 2017, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association was chosen by employees as JT’s Charity of the Year. Over the course of the year, employees raised money in a variety of ways. This includes wrapping Christmas presents for customers in JT’s Queen Street store and auctioning off a giant cardboard cut-out of a Pug dog.
In June, staff held a Charity Day. Fundraising activities ranged from teams wearing mis-matched shoes through to various cake and food sales. Thirty-five employees also signed up to become ‘JT Daredevils’. At random, ten were selected. Then, in September, the intrepid Skydive volunteers plunged at 130 mph for 30 seconds from 10,000 feet above St Aubin’s Bay. They then parachuted down to land close to the Gunsite slipway.
Christophe Château, JT Group Head of Culture and Staff Engagement, said: “We’ve had great fun supporting Jersey Alzheimer’s Association this year and my thanks go to the charity for their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved. Consequently, it has been a partnership from day one. Jersey Alzheimer’s also held 2 educational workshops in JT. They helped us understand Alzheimer’s and the activities and services provided by the charity. Although the money will help to fund an important service, I hope we’ve also helped to raise awareness of the charity, its work and the disease.”
Mark Blamey, Manager of Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, said: “Jersey Alzheimer’s Association is extremely grateful for the wonderful staff at JT. Additionally, they have kindly chosen to support our charity throughout 2017. The £10,000 will cover the cost of running our Drop-in Centre at de Carteret House in Hillgrove Street for six months.
“The Drop-in Centre is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm, and at other times if people let us know beforehand. Anyone is welcome to visit to get information about the help that is available. This help is for people with dementia and care providers, both from Jersey Alzheimer’s Association and related organisations.”
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The Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Drop-in Centre has a quiet room for confidential discussions. Also a small library of books, leaflets and DVDs about dementia which people can borrow. There is also a number of Assistive Technology items to ‘try before you buy’. These can be found at the Occupational Therapy Dept. The Drop-in Centre telephone number is 01534 723519 and more information can be found at www.jerseyalzheimers.com