Eat Jersey Food Festival 2019 has announced that this year’s event has raised more than £4,500 in aid of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the festival’s chosen philanthropic partner. Held at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey in March 2019, the funds raised mean that Eat Jersey has raised more than £18,000 to date in support of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust since its inception in 2015.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working to save species from extinction. Headquartered at Jersey Zoo, Durrell focuses on the most threatened species in the most threatened places. Established by author and conservationist, Gerald Durrell, in 1959, Durrell’s overall aim is for more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature. Its approach concentrates on the rewilding of animals, the rewilding of ecosystems and the rewilding of people.
Patrick Burke, owner and MD of The Atlantic Hotel, said: “We are thrilled that thanks to the kind support of our prize donors and bidding guests, we have been able to raise these valuable funds in support of the important work of Durrell, a charity close to our hearts. It is fantastic to see a Jersey based organisation undertaking such impactful work on a global scale. We are pleased to continue to support Durrell both through Eat Jersey annually, and on an ongoing basis through our philanthropic outreach at the hotel.”
Eat Jersey will return in March 2020, again uniting a prestigious line up of chefs to celebrate the finest Jersey produce and to support Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.