Intertrust is planting for the future with the Jersey animal shelter and will be funding the creation of an on-site allotment that will provide fresh and organic fruit and vegetables for the animals in their care.
The allotment will allow the charity to save time and more importantly money which in turn will lead to the organisation being more self-sustaining and less reliant on donations from the public and local supermarkets.
Intertrust will fund the whole project including planters, made by Acorn Nurseries, compost, mini greenhouses, seeds as well as flowers to plant around the area to encourage pollination.
Employees from Intertrust will give up time on the weekends to help with the planting of the initial crops and are looking for any local gardening companies to come forward and help volunteer with the initial cultivation of the site.
Helene Senior, Head of CSR at Intertrust in Jersey, said: “Many of our employees, including myself, really value the services offered by the JSPCA so it’s very fitting for us to support them in achieving their goal. With the amount of effort and care that goes into looking after animals who are sick, injured or going through the rehoming process we’re pleased that we can help. We want the site to be longstanding and so would welcome any local gardening companies to get in touch to help with the initial planning.”
Babs Keywood, PR & Media Manager from the JSPCA, commented: “We invest in the health and wellbeing of the animals in our care so thanks to Intertrust we will soon be able to provide organically grown produce onsite. This will help them to recover and stay healthy in a cost-effective way for years to come. The plants and flowers will not only create a wonderful area for us to enjoy, but it means that everything is within reach and easily maintainable.”