Charity donations in 2022
From Port of Jersey
24th February 2023
Ports of Jersey donated more than £50,000 to charities in 2022.
The organisations supported by Ports of Jersey’s corporate social responsibility programme include Breast Cancer Support (£3000), Jersey Marine Conservation (£4,500), Trees for Life (£6000), Helping Wings (£3600), Wet Wheels (£2000), Brighter Futures (£2200) and Every Child Our Future (ECOF) (£15030).
The funding came partly from Ports of Jersey’s budget for charity donations, and also from the activities of employees:
- Harbour Waste and Maintenance Technician, Mark Houghton, trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for ECOF and Breast Cancer Support.
- Air traffic controller, Marc Hill, raised more than £3000 from a 19-day trek to the base camp at Mount Everest in the Sagarmatha Park. Marc split the money between Every Child Our Future (ECOF) and Helping Wings, both of which have connections with his family. Ports of Jersey matched the amount raised for ECOF, which is one of their designated charity partners.
- Run the Runway for After Breast Cancer Support raised more than £2,470 when almost 100 runners – several prize-winners who had supported Beresford Street Kitchen, Dementia Jersey, Caring Cooks and Healing Waves, and more than 50 participants running for Breast Cancer Support – raced 3.4 kilometre runway after the airport had closed for the day.
- Activities held for Children in Need raised £6612.70 this year.
There are also charity collection boxes at the airport and Ports of Jersey matches any donations made by members of the public.
CEO Matt Thomas said: “I am very proud of the work our people do each year to raise money for people in need in Jersey. They have not only been putting their hands in their pockets to provide Christmas presents for families through Brighter Futures, they have also been giving their time to Trees for Life at Val de la Mare arboretum; to the sea, air and army cadets at a STEM competition day; and to Children in Need in a day of static cycling in the Departures Hall. Our donations make a real difference to the people these organisations support, and we want to continue our programme of events and activities to maintain our assistance to Island charities.”
Ports of Jersey’s CSR Development Manager, Leanne Bass, said: “2022 has been a year of gradually getting back to normal with our fundraising activities, after the pandemic limited our ability to run large events. We managed to raise a significant amount of money for good causes despite these limitations, and I am sure 2023 will see us back on the fundraising trail – making sure to fit all our events around the operational requirements at the harbour and airport.”
Ports of Jersey’s four partner charities for 2023 are Jersey Marine Conservation, Trees for Life, Breast Cancer Support and Every Child Our Future. Work will also continue with several supported causes linked to aviation and maritime industries, such as Helping Wings, Wet Wheels, Sea Cadets Jersey and Jersey Air Cadets.