ISLANDERS are being urged to return their Connie the cow milk cartons as the fundraising initiative for Les Bourgs Hospice draws to a close.
Cartons returned so far have raised over £21,000 but now organisers are appealing to islanders to help them increase that total by returning cartons, no matter how many coins they contain.
‘It doesn’t matter how full or empty the cartons are, literally every penny counts. People can also include foreign currency notes as well, all we ask is that they are put in a bag or envelope to keep them separate,’ said campaign organiser Helen O’Meara.
‘We are hoping that this month will see a record number of cartons collected and more importantly it being the month when we raise the most money.’
All of the money collected in the cartons will go towards the Les Bourgs Hospice Redevelopment Appeal, which now has £400,000 left to reach its £4m. target.
The campaign, which has been sponsored by Guernsey Post, Guernsey Dairy, NatWest and G4S with support from The Partnership and Liquid, was launched in February and saw half litre milk cartons being delivered to addresses across the Bailiwick.
‘We have been amazed at how successful the campaign has been but now we really want all of the cartons to be returned. Cartons can be almost full or just have a handful of coins in because thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, all of the money raised goes to Les Bourgs,’ said Mrs O’Meara.
Cartons should be returned to any branch of NatWest or Guernsey Post before the end of July.