Trainees revamp children’s respite house
As part of the Ernst & Young induction week, twenty three accountancy trainees turned their hand to painting and decorating to give the Jersey Mencap children’s respite care house in St Saviour a lick of paint.
As well as the formal office based induction, the trainee accountants, armed with paint pots and brushes experienced at first hand the firm’s commitment to the community when they spent Tuesday 12th October re-decorating Maison Allo.In addition to the man power from the trainees, Ernst & Young has donated the paint, tools and new curtains for each bedroom.
Jackie Hankin, People Manager at Ernst & Young, said: “Like many businesses, we want to be responsible and contribute to the communities in which we live and work. Supporting Maison Allo is just one example of this commitment and we are all absolutely delighted that our support and efforts can make such a huge difference to a very deserved cause. The lick of paint and new curtains will make the world of difference for all those who spend time at the house which provides essential support to local families.”

Golf day raises £17,000
The Jersey Branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research held its biannual golf day at La Moye Golf Club on Friday 24 September. The event, which was sponsored by Appleby’s Jersey office, raised over £17,000 on the day. Not only is 2010 Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research's 50th anniversary, but this year's golf match was extra special given that Alastair Campbell, the charity’s Chairman of Fundraising, played in one of Appleby's teams and spoke after lunch.
 
The golf day saw 26 teams of four players each, play 18 holes of golf, with special prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive:
1st.  FLAIRHAIR
(Kevin O'Toole, Clive Skilton, Dave Hellen and Jim Rotheram) – 92 points.
2nd.  RBS International Team 2
(Ian Mathieson, Neil Dangerfield, P. Harben and R. Leader) – 90 points.
3rd.  Vistra
(A. Taylor, M. Andrews, S. Johnston and G. Hamilton) – 90 points (on count back).
4th.  The Bogey Men
(K. Mackenzie, D. Hart, J. Le Breton and T. Staples) – 90 points.
Nearest the Pin:
Ladies – Sibbie Ling, Mens – Mark Grigg
Longest Drive:
Ladies – Ali Eagar, Mens – Bob Wickings.

Radisson Blu staff get their hands dirty at Durrell
Last month as part of the Rezidor Group ‘Responsible Business Action month’ a team of volunteers from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel donned their outdoor gear to lend a hand at Durrell.
Led by General Manager, Thomas Stene, the nine volunteers were helping the Durrell landscaping team to get the grounds into tip-top condition for autumn visitors. The two teams of willing helpers also got the chance to learn more about Durrell’s groundbreaking conservation work and gain valuable knowledge to pass on to guests. Tasks for the day included removing overgrown foliage from around various exhibits including the bird house and behind the public facilities. Commenting on the day Lydia Smith, Sales and Marketing Director of Radisson Blu said:  “We were delighted to work with Durrell this year not only as we whole heartedly support the conservation work of the Trust but also because we consider Durrell to be one of the best tourist attractions on the Island and one that we regularly recommend to our guests.” 

Rebecca goes above and beyond in aid of the JSAD
15 years ago, Rebecca Baudin broke her back in a riding accident and she has  been paralysed from the waist down ever since. The opportunity arose this year through her work to be a member of a relay team in the Jersey Marathon. She was selected to be the final leg of the “RBC Wealth Management Get Wheel” team! She chose to raise money for a local charity that is very close to her heart, the Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled.  JSAD is an amazing, but small charity, and as such does not receive the kind of attention that some of the larger well known charities do. They put in a huge amount of work making it possible for anyone to take part in wheelchair sports such as basketball and tennis, although they receive very little funding.
Rebecca set herself an ambitious target of £1000 and was delighted to hit this on the day of the marathon itself!  Since then, donations have continued to come in, and to dateshe has now raised over £1300. Her relay colleagues generously offered to also give their donations to the charity, which was fantastic.