Rossborough has won an extra £1500 for its charitable partners for 2018, Autism Jersey and Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, after being named ‘Community Team of the Year’.

Rossborough’s parent company Gallagher held its annual ‘Gallagher Gives’ and Making a Difference Awards ceremony to celebrate the talent and achievements of its many companies across the globe. Rossborough took home the Community Team of the Year award, in recognition of the company’s extensive community support activities as a dedicated community broker in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Rossborough’s Group Managing Director, James Anderson, said: ‘I am delighted that Rossborough has been awarded the Community Team of the Year award. The team are very proud of our long heritage on the Island and so enthusiastically volunteer and fundraise throughout the year to care for the local community. The award really is a credit to all their hard-work.’

At the start of the year, Rossborough chose Autism Jersey and Jersey Alzheimer’s Association as its charitable partners for 2018. The company has since held weekly dress-down days, collected staff clothes and bric-a-brac, sponsored goodie bags, hosted breakfast mornings and organised cake sales. Rossborough Commercial Broker, Debee Tracey is also due to partake in a trek next year in support of Autism Jersey.

Chief Executive of Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, Sean Pontin, said: ‘We were thrilled to hear that Debee and our friends at Rossborough had received the Community Team of the Year Award in recognition of their work with ourselves and Autism Jersey. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and have their support at various events this year. Being there to help as well as funding goodie bags for our carers at our ‘Recharger’ Day was a huge help and greatly appreciated by all those who enjoyed a well-deserved day off from their caring duties. We are looking forward to working with the team on some new events in 2019.’

Dr Helen Miles, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Autism Jersey, said: ‘The donation from Rossborough means that Autism Jersey can continue to support children, adults and families whose lives are touched by autism. With support from Rossborough we can continue to champion full and inclusive lives in our community by raising awareness of the condition and leading the way with innovative and creative approaches. We are grateful to Rossborough, not only for their financial donation but also for their enthusiastic support of our activities and being ‘Awesome for Autism’ all year round.’

James added: ‘We have really enjoyed partnering with these two esteemed charities over the last year. Autism Jersey and Jersey Alzheimer’s Association both provide such invaluable support for our Islanders.’

Along with Autism Jersey and Jersey Alzheimer Association, Rossborough support Every Child Our Future, with two members of staff visiting local schools once a week to read with children and encourage their literacy skills. The Rossborough Healthcare team also provide support and sponsor various fundraising activities for the British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch, including its renowned dodgeball tournament.