Carey Olsen raised £31,565 in 2013 with the help of its Jersey and Guernsey charities committees in aid of Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, Channel Islands Air Search, the National Autistic Society (Guernsey branch), the Alzheimer’s Society (Guernsey branch) and the Teenage Cancer Trust (Guernsey Appeal).
In Jersey the firm raised £15,921 and the Guernsey charities committee raised £15,684. The donations will be split equally between the charities.
Over the course of the year, the firm’s charities committees, consisting of 21 employees, organised a range of fundraising activities including cake sales, raffles, fancy dress competitions, a sponsored fast, dress down days, a sleepover at the Mirus Battery, an afternoon tea event and Christmas wrapping service. Sports sponsorships included a member of staff who ran the London marathon on behalf of the charities. Partners at the firm boosted the total raised by making a significant donation.
Guernsey charities committee chair, Richard Field, said: “This year has been a busy one in terms of new events and the support from the staff has been tremendous. We’re very pleased to have raised so much for some very worthwhile local charities that make a real difference to the lives of islanders.”
Jersey charities committee chair, Sue Cooper, said: “We are thrilled to have raised almost £16,000 this year. Both the charities committee and the wider staff have put in considerable time and effort to organise and support the fundraising events and we are immensely grateful to them for all their hard work and generosity.”