JT has handed over £10,000 to Jersey Alzheimer’s Association (JAA) 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, from wrapping Christmas presents for customers in JT’s Queen Street store to auctioning off a giant cardboard cut-out of a Pug dog. Yes, we guess someone was after one of those, for a good cause…!?
In June, staff held a Charity Day, where 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’. Ten were selected at random and, in September, the intrepid Skydive volunteers plunged at 130 mph for 30 seconds from 10,000 feet above St Aubin’s Bay before parachuting 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 – it has been a partnership from day one. Jersey Alzheimers also held 2 educational workshops in JT, helping us understand Alzheimers 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 – which is expected to affect more and more Islanders as our community gets older.”