As part of its commitment to support community-centric initiatives across the Channel Islands, JT has joined together with the 2014 Guernsey Liberation Day organisers to provide a youth zone for 13 to 18 year olds.
During the festivities on Friday 9th May, the ‘Generation Next Youth Zone’ will include two dedicated areas within the main Liberation Day festivities, where youngsters can come together to enjoy FREE live music and take part in a host of sporting activities including cycling, abseiling, rowing and boxing.
Deputy Mike O’Hara, Minister of Culture and Leisure, States of Guernsey, said: “With JT’s support and backing we are able to make the Generation Next Youth Zone a reality and engage a new generation in this very important day in Guernsey’s calendar. As well as offering the chance to get involved in sports activities, the Zone also includes a music stage which will play host to members of the recently launched School of Popular Music and we are delighted to be able to support them in their own development as they provide entertainment alongside some more experienced island musicians. We’re grateful to JT for their support in making this year’s Liberation Day festivities accessible for all generations.”
Deputy Managing Director for JT (Guernsey) Tamara O’Brien, said: “It is important that the Liberation Day festivities act as a reminder of the freedom that we all enjoy and the best way to do that is to help provide inspiring activities which capture the imagination of islanders. As the Channel Islands’ leading mobile services provider, we’re pleased to join together with the Liberation Day organisers to provide free entertainment for youngsters and the Generation Next Youth Zone promises to enhance the wider festivities this year. In supporting events such as this we are able to demonstrate our commitment to being active in the community we operate in, and we hope this year’s Youth Zone will be a great addition to the Liberation Day line-up. We’ll also be giving away great JT freebies and offering exclusive Liberation Day mobile deals, so we hope as many islanders as possible will come and visit the new zone.”