Four new charity partners jump on board

From Port of Jersey
23rd February 2022

Ports of Jersey is delighted to announce the four local organisations who have been chosen as charitable partners over the next two years.

Selected by those working at Ports, the four partners focus on health and wellbeing, education of young people and improving our local environment. They are:

After Breast Cancer Support aims to support Jersey patients and their families through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. They offer practical, emotional, and financial support.

Every Child Our Future is an educational charity aimed at furthering the chances of children in Jersey and Guernsey, whatever their background. It focuses on those areas where the most amount of difference can be made, with programmes in literacy, numeracy, and early years communication.

Jersey Marine Conservation’s mission is to preserve our marine environment and educate the community in why protection is needed. On a voluntary basis, the groups’ divers and volunteers monitor underwater species and habitats, providing evidence in support of marine protection management.

Jersey Trees for Life works to protect, recover, and enhance trees and woodland in Jersey. They are the only charity entirely dedicated to protecting the Island’s trees and woodlands.

As well as fundraising, Ports of Jersey will look at creating partnerships with the charities and see how colleagues can work with them. Already this year, Jersey Marine Conservation surveyed the emptying of St Helier Marina and old tug ropes have been donated to Jersey Trees for Life to be re-used as rope bridges for squirrels.

Jenny Marek-Murray, Corporate Services Director, said: ‘Ports of Jersey plays an important role in our community and connecting people. We’re soon to announce a comprehensive sustainability plan and investing in our community through working with local charities is a key part of our plan.

‘Our Island has so many deserving causes and a vibrant third sector to be proud of, meaning that choosing only four partners was a difficult task. We can’t wait to work with them to see what we can achieve and what difference we can collectively make in our community’.

Previous partners were Beresford Street Kitchen, Caring Cooks, Dementia Jersey, and Healing Waves.

Port of Jersey