Brooks Macdonald International has raised more than of £4,795 for Guernsey charity Safer through a champagne afternoon tea event hosted by the firm earlier this month.
Held at Les Cotils on 3rd March, the event gave its women-only audience an opportunity to talk openly about managing wealth. Attendees also heard from special guest speaker Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers and Patron of Safer.
The Guernsey-registered charity, Safer, supports and empowers anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse. Its vision is to end domestic abuse in Guernsey and establish a society where domestic abuse is unacceptable.
Fiona Naftel, Chair of Safer, also spoke at the event, providing an insight into some of the projects the charity is currently working on, including creating a new refuge and undertaking an education campaign focused on young people. Commenting on the event, she said: “I’m really grateful to the team at Brooks Macdonald, not only for the financial support through this event, but also for giving us an opportunity to talk about the prevalence of domestic abuse in the local community and the vital work Safer is doing to support those children and adults who are suffering from it.”
Jayne Warren (shown in the main picture), Business Development Manager, Brooks Macdonald International, added: “Ahead of International Women’s Day this month, this event provided a good platform to explore some of the challenges women can encounter when it comes to managing wealth and, with the support of our colleagues in Guernsey, empower them to take control of their finances.
“At the same time, I’m really pleased that we were able to support Safer, a charity that undertakes crucial work in Guernsey. My thanks go to Fiona at Safer, the team at Les Cotils and Dame Mary Perkins for their support in making this event such a success.”