A fundraising afternoon tea supported by Carey Olsen’s charities committee raised £1,160 for Channel Islands Air Search on Sunday 29 September.
The Venue at the Fermain Valley Hotel, which is supporting the charity throughout this year, hosted the event at which guests enjoyed a champagne cream tea and raised nearly £200 towards the charity’s annual grand draw on 3 December.
Channel Islands Air Search is one of two charities supported by Carey Olsen’s charities committee which coordinates the firm’s fundraising activities in Guernsey. The committee will be organising a range of events until June 2015 and the funds raised will assist with maintenance costs of the Channel Islands Air Search aircraft, the ‘Lion’s Pride’.
Jurat Claire Le Pelley, president of Guernsey Friends, said: “We are grateful to Carey Olsen for selecting us as their chosen charity for the next two years and very appreciative their hard work and participation. This was a great event at the Fermain Valley that was much enjoyed by all who attended and we are glad to have the opportunity to promote the important work that our volunteer crew do.”
The firm’s dedicated 10-strong charities’ committee aims to support the chosen charities with funds, ideas for fund-raising and practical help with events and projects.
Carey Olsen senior associate and committee chairman, Richard Field, said: “Channel Islands Air Search provides an immensely valuable service to the island and we are proud to contribute to their good work. The committee gives our staff the chance to take a hands-on approach in supporting charities of their choice and an opportunity to make a difference in the local community.”