Julius Baer in Guernsey has donated more than £25,000 to the Bailiwick’s primary schools as part of the bank’s unique approach to support the young people in Guernsey.
Since 2017 the swiss bank offers every primary school in the Bailiwick £500 p.a. to purchase a tangible service, activity or asset that can be of genuine use to the students.
The Julius Baer team is motivated to have a positive impact in the community and want to go the extra mile. During this annual process, some schools discuss what the money will be used for and on occasion the team at the bank have been able to increase their amount to ensure the necessary purchase is made.
Stephen Burt, Branch Manager at Julius Baer in Guernsey, said: “For our team, supporting young people is incredibly important. We’re in a position where we can have a positive impact on hundreds of Guernsey children by supporting their education and we’re proud to be able to do that.
“Our initiative to support the primary schools began in 2017 and we haven’t looked back. Julius Baer and our people are incredibly generous in their fundraising and they work hard to make sure the Bailiwick’s primary schools benefit in a way that improves the learning or social environment for the children”.
This year Castel Primary School benefited as Julius Baer’s donation enabled the school to buy two covered seating areas from Le Friquet Garden Centre, who generously provided the arbours at cost, which will allow the students to eat their lunch outside.