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We believe in promoting an employee-led approach to the Group’s charitable fund raising and donations so that our people, wherever they are based, can work together in making a difference in their local communities.

We also support charity initiatives which provide direct opportunities for staff engagement, participation or increased well-being by offering financial and logistical administration support to our teams.

Additionally, we recognise the important partnerships we have with our clients and intermediaries and, where possible, also look to make a contribution to their chosen causes.

Here’s what we’ve been up to!

JTC Jersey Wanderers FC - Club Sponsorship

JTC Jersey Wanderers Football Club (JWFC) is based at JTC Park in the western parish of St. Peter in Jersey which is the largest of the Channel Islands. Wanderers is the oldest Football Club on the Island and was formed in 1895. The club now proudly operate over 11 teams across a number of age groups and has also seen a real rejuvenation of the grounds at JTC Park But most of all, the club have a renewed sense of pride and team spirit.

Jersey Basketball Association - Youth Development

Jersey Basketball Association youth academy program aims to develop the potential of young players and ensure the future of the sport in Jersey. The JBBA is currently working with a group of up to 100 youngsters aged eight to seventeen and the partnership will enable the Association and its volunteer coaches to provide regular inter and extra-curricular basketball lessons and competitions, new cutting-edge equipment and weekend beach basketball sessions in the summer.

Guernsey Basketball Youth Programme

We will be supporting the Guernsey Basketball Association’s (GBA) Island junior teams for the next two years, in order to create age groups for under-12s and 14s, and to support the need for girls-only sessions for younger players. These new age groups are in addition to the existing Under 17 and Under 21 sides which will also benefit from the partnership.

A Second Home

A shipment of donated outdated branded stationery and materials, reading books, football kits and equipment (from JTC Jersey Wanderers FC) was sent out to the under privileged children of a recently established after school care centre called Aitsa in the Cape region which has been set up to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble until their parents have finished work. The centre provides food, educational stimulation, fun, sport and life skills programs.

Best Seats in the House

Fundraising for Children in Need, members of our Group Holdings Board in Jersey not only kindly agreed to put the use of their offices and private car parking spaces up for a staff auction but they also got into the spirit of things by making the tea.

BVI Hurricane Appeal

A Group donation was made to the Hurricane Relief Fund being managed by the local Government in the BVI which will be used towards rebuilding the territory and helping the people who have lost everything.

Cheetah Outreach Programme

Ten of our Cape Town team volunteered to put their backs into it by spending their day clearing out the rampant thorny vegetation in the grounds of the programme which focusses on promoting the survival of the free ranging, Southern African cheetah through environmental education and delivering conservation initiatives.

Charity Christmas Hamper Raffle

For the past 12 years, our Jersey team has organised a staff charity hamper raffle with all funds raised being donated to the Island’s local hospice. The original idea started with the collation of a few of those random bottles of wines and diaries that suppliers would send through but such was the engagement of everyone who wanted to participate, it has grown and grown into something pretty spectacular. Team members club together to produce their own themed offerings, suppliers are still contacted for a contribution and some Directors donate significant value prizes to be won. 2017 was the best year yet with 38 lots raising £3912 through ticket sales in JTC House alone.

Christmas Shoeboxes

In support of the Rotary International Appeal which aims at bringing a bit of festive cheer to the disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania, lots and lots of shoeboxes were wrapped up and filled with brand new goodies to include very much needed hygiene items such as soaps, toothpaste, combs and hairbrushes (as well as hats, gloves and socks to keep the biting Eastern European winter cold at bay) and, then of course, the fun stuff including soft toys, Lego, crayons, dolls, cars, bouncy balls and skipping ropes amongst other things.

Director Dress Up

Some very tactical bidding went on in Jersey in March as some of our Senior Directors foolishly agreed to fancy dress up for the day to help raise some funds for Red Nose Day. We had a dancing diva, a cowboy and his donkey, an 80s Shell Suit Man, a jockey and our very own Queen of Hearts.

Coffee and Cake

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s largest fundraising event for people facing cancer and our Guernsey team always go that extra mile to ensure that there are lots of delicious homemade goodies on sale in the office for everyone to enjoy and importantly show their support.

Football Crazy!

We were proud to do pretty well in an inaugural 7-a-side football tournament and reached the heady heights of the finals for the ‘Wooden Spoon Shield’! The competition was organised to raise funds for Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football Foundation – a local non-profit organisation whose mission is dedicated to improving young lives in Africa – (both on and off the field) with a particular emphasis of those in need in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Gloria the Reindeer

Our great team in the Isle of Man pulled out all the stops in December to raise £840 for the ManxSPCA. They also donated pet friendly foodstuffs to bring some extra cheer to the animals which were without families over the festive season. Fundraising activities included an office raffle, a cupcake auction, a tuck shop, taking part in the Santa dash, dress down Friday collections and an interesting competition called ‘Name the Reindeer’ – it turns out she was called Gloria!

Extremely Challenging Times

We are proud to field a really healthy, hearty sporty team in the annual Silkworth Extreme Challenge which is a round island multi-discipline race involving ten stages of coasteering, kayaking, running, cycling and swimming following Jersey’s magnificent coastline. The event is a major fundraiser for the Silkworth Charity Group who provides rehabilitation services for men and women affected by alcohol or substance dependency and support for them and their families.

Intaka Island Clean

Located in the midst of the urban area of Century City where our Cape Town office is based, Intaka Island is a sixteen hectare nature reserve that acts as a ‘green lung’ for the surrounding 250 hectares worth of concrete and features 125 species of bird and 170 different species of plant. Our volunteers spent some time assisting with the cleaning up the wildlife sanctuary and, for an additional educational perspective, also invited their friends from Leliebloem Children’s home so that the kids could also benefit and learn from the event.

JTC Men of Oar

Another highlight on the Jersey calendar is our highly competitive entry of the JTC Men of Oar rowing team who train for months to ensure their title and glory as the ‘fastest trust company’ in Jersey is retained year in year out as part of the annual Macmillan Rowathon. Our ladies – Oarsome JTC – also put in strong performance and together all the monies they raise go towards Macmillan Cancer Support which offers free practical, emotional and social support to people in Jersey with any type of cancer and at any stage, along with their families and friends.

JTC Juggernauts

A team of our cycling juggernauts took to their bikes as part of the Prosperity Day 2017 and went off into a 30 minute all out head to head virtual velodrome race in an annual fundraising competition which, this time, was focussing on Durrell and Teenage Cancer Trust Jersey Appeal

It’s A Knockout!

For reasons only known to them, our Group Finance team, happily dressed up as crayons of all things and to raise funds for The Jersey Children’s Charity scaled bouncy castles, crawled under army netting and bashed each other with inflatable hammers in a boxing ring whilst being sprayed with water and foam.

Long Bay Beach Clean

As part of their 15th year anniversary celebrations and ironically a month before Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean, our brilliant BVI office headed out to undertake a huge clean-up operation on Long Bay Beach over the course of a summer weekend.

League of Friends of the Blind

JTC volunteers spent time learning about the activities that League of the Friends of the Blind in the Western Cape undertake to fulfil the charity’s vision of ‘providing an all-encompassing independence development and prevention of blindness service that ensures the successful integration of all visually impaired persons into society’.

Kiddis Pack Project

In support of The Jes Foord Foundation, new or second hand back packs were filled with donated comfort items for child rape victims in South Africa to include clothes, toiletries, a notebook with colouring pencils and a soft small toy.

Move to JTC House

In June 2017, our Jersey team which had been based in three different office locations for a number of years, all moved into one building – the iconic JTC House. As part of this project, we were delighted to help the local charities, schools and Island organisations listed below with significant donations of office furniture, goods and supplies. – Women’s Refuge – Grace Trust – Beaulieu Primary and Secondary School – St Luke’s Church – Les Quennevais School – Parish of St Saviour – United Services Club – Jersey College for Girls – Green Room Club – Les Amis Charity Artwork Auction – Jersey Childcare Trust

Making a Real Difference

For over five years, colleagues in our Cape Town office have chosen Leliebloem – an organisation that helps to establish homes for orphaned, vulnerable and destitute children in South Africa – as their main charity of choice to support. And rather than just sending in money, the team really enjoys a lot of direct interaction and involvement with Leliebloem and have organised events where the kids have been able to play alongside some of our work colleagues in friendly games to then all then sit down together to enjoy some food and laughter afterwards. In 2017, their contribution also meant undertaking painting and repairs around the children’s home.

Lucky Lucy Animal Shelter

A pro-life, pro-quality of life organization that tries to relieve the plight of severely neglected and abused township and street animals. This charity was supported by the weekend time spent by some of our Cape Town team and their families assisting with maintenance of the facilities and grounds as well as taking their new canine companions out for big long walks.

Pride in our JTC Lions

A highlight feature on Team Jersey’s calendar is their participation, under the guise of JTC Lions, in the Jersey Hospice Dragon Boating which sees 18 people jumping into a spectacular 40-foot long canoe-like vessel with an ornately carved dragon’s head and tail. One person sits as a helm, keeping the boat in course with a giant paddle, while a drummer sits in the prow, beating out the time and the remaining 16 people, sit in pairs to do the hard work of paddling. A great team building event that sees everyone roar into action that also raises a lot of cash for charity.

Road Runners!

Every year, we’re more than happy to field a number of relay teams in the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon event which raises money for ‘Seeing is Believing’ – a charitable initiative to tackle avoidable blindness around the world. Additionally if any of our employees are running the full 26.2 miles for a particular charitable reason, JTC makes a financial contribution to their fundraising efforts.

Reach for a Dream

The funds and awareness raised through the Annual Slipper Day fully endorsed by JTC in Cape Town helps the non-profit Foundation fulfil the dreams of children faced with life-threatening illnesses. For over 26 years, the Reach For A Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to countless South African children. These children between the ages of 3 and 18 years have used their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, renal failure and various blood disorders.

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