Staff at Jersey Water raised £17,000 last year for Dementia Jersey, the company’s chosen charity for 2022.
Jersey Water matched every pound raised by its employees who embarked on a number of fundraising activities during the year, including supporting Dementia Jersey’s 50-mile walking and summer cycling challenges.
The Jersey Water team also raised awareness about the charity at popular Island events and festivals, such as the Boat Show, Out There and Weekender, where employees collected donations from Islanders in exchange for free water refills and reusable bottles.
In addition to supporting its employees’ fundraising efforts, Jersey Water for the first time used its customer billing as a way of spreading the message about its chosen charity. All customers received information about Dementia Jersey with their quarterly statement.
On presenting the cheque to the charity, Helier Smith, Jersey Water Chief Executive, commented: “Working alongside and supporting the team at Dementia Jersey has been a positive and enriching experience for us all. We are delighted that we have been able to raise this amount for the charity, which is close to many of our employees’ hearts. As well as our people committing their time and energy to fundraising activities, we are proud to have raised awareness with our customers about Dementia Jersey by including charity information with their billing.”
Wendy Buckley, Interim CEO Dementia Jersey, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Jersey Water. Not just financially, but also from the awareness of having our branding at a number of large-scale events and in their customer bills. Dementia is the fastest-growing disease on the Island, and demand for our services is constantly growing. In 2022, we had over 6,000 attendances at our groups and activities and without the support from companies like Jersey Water, this simply would not be possible. On behalf of Dementia Jersey, I would like to thank Jersey Water and their staff for their commitment to raising such an incredible amount.”
In 2023, Jersey Water employees are supporting Teenage Cancer Trust Jersey Appeal.
Pictured: Left to right – David Mayman (Jersey Water), Kim Nicolle (Jersey Water), Helier Smith (CEO Jersey Water), Nadine Jagger (Dementia Jersey), Harry Batho (Jersey Water). Photo credit: Jersey Water