Carey Olsen has donated £8,600 to be divided equally between the Guernsey branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Teenage Cancer Trust (Guernsey Appeal).
The donation brings the total support the firm has dedicated to each charity over the past two years to £14,781.62. Carey Olsen’s charities committee coordinates the firm’s fundraising activities in Guernsey and chooses which charities to support by asking each member of staff to vote for the causes they think are most worthwhile. The two charities that have the highest number of votes are then supported for a two year period.
Carey Olsen staff took part in a range of fund raising activities across the two years to raise awareness of the charities including a sleepover at the Mirus Battery, a bingo evening, a Euchre drive and fancy dress days.
Committee chairman, Richard Field, said that the Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey and the Teenage Cancer Trust (Guernsey Appeal) were selected because they both have a significant impact on the lives of islanders.
“Both the Teenage Cancer Trust (Guernsey Appeal) and the Alzheimer’s Society (Guernsey Branch) are invaluable charities that provide islanders with incredible support and we wanted to assist them to make sure they can carry on doing a great job in making such a difference to so many lives.
“It was important to us to get involved, hands-on, so we could really get to grips with how these charities work. I can say on behalf of the whole committee that we have really enjoyed working alongside these charities over the past two years, both in getting to know them and supporting their initiatives.”