Investec Bank (Channel Islands) (Investec) has got behind an initiative to raise funds for Islanders affected most by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Investec has bought ‘Guernsey Together’ badges for all members of staff, supporting a campaign that was started by Polygon Collective in July, which has so far raised over £5,000 for local charities working with the most vulnerable in the community.
Funds raised directly benefit the Bailiwick of Guernsey Social Investment Fund (SIF), who manage the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal, and the Guernsey Rugby Club. The Social Investment Fund uses both public and private funds drawn from a variety of sources to invest in the charitable and third sector to help build greater partnership with the States.
Scott Philpott, Corporate & Family Office, Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited said, “At Investec, we live in, not off society. We are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the community around us. The pin badges are a symbol of the ‘Guernsey Together’ spirit to help charities recover during this challenging year. We commend Polygon Collective for making this initiative happen and are pleased to support their fundraising efforts.”
Polygon Collective Chairman, Martin Belcher said, “Whilst Islanders have been able to enjoy a COVID-free way of life for more than six months, we wanted to not forget those who help the most vulnerable in our community which are the charities. This initiative is set out do to exactly that, to help ‘Revive’ fundraising efforts to benefit Guernsey charities and third sector during these difficult times. We are grateful to Investec and other corporates who have shown their support by purchasing the pins for their staff.”
The ‘GuernseyTogether’ pin badges are on sale across the Island in restaurants, supermarkets, service stations and other key sites and events.