Children in Need 2018 - Ports of Jersey efforts

From Port of Jersey,
13 November 2018

Staff from across Ports of Jersey are once again undertaking a 'Cycle & Rowing' Challenge as part of their efforts for this year's Children in Need Fundraiser.

Teams and business partners from across the organisation will be taking it in turns this Friday 16 November 2018 in the Airport Departures Terminal between 6:30am and 6pm to either row or cycle as many kilometres as possible. For every kilometre noted, Ports of Jersey will donate £1. It is hoped that further donations will be received from travelling members of the public by means of bucket shakers.

Ports staff will be joined on Friday afternoon by local youngster and cycling enthusiast Harry de Gruchy-Wilson who was named 'Child of the Year' as part of the 2018 JEP Pride of Jersey awards. Despite being born with a rare form of cerebral palsy this has not held him back in his efforts and he has raised money for many local charities, including Children in Need.

 Engineering staff at Ports of Jersey will adapt his bicycle enabling him to cycle alongside other volunteers, which will include a team from Jersey Development Company, which sponsored his award in 2018.

On behalf of Ports of Jersey, Carl Appleton, who organises the annual fund-raiser on behalf of the organisation says, "Staff and individuals from across Ports of Jersey take part in a varied number of community activities and fund-raisers throughout the year as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. We have been undertaking this particular challenge for a few years now on behalf of Children in Need and it's one of our most popular and fun activities, always well supported by staff and the generous donations of our customers. In 2017 we raised almost £5,000 for the charity and it would be great if we could match or even exceed this amount in 2018".

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