29 Mar 2018
The Sure Community Foundation has donated 100 Easter eggs to the Variety club in Jersey to give deserving children a cracking Easter.
Variety in Jersey is part of a worldwide organisation which raises money to improve the quality of life for children. The charity helps local disabled and underprivileged children with food, clothing and other basic needs.
Variety also helps to provide specialised equipment for disabled children such as wheelchairs and walkers. The children in need are from low income families.
With so many worthy causes on the island, the Sure Community Foundation only donates to registered charities and ensures that money raised in Jersey remains in Jersey.
The Sure Community Foundation was established in Jersey in 2017 as a recognised charity with a committee made up of staff from across the organisation. Initiatives such as a tuck shop run by staff and dress-down days raise money for the Foundation and the business also contributes to the fund.
Since January, the Sure Community Foundation has made a £1,000 donation to Mind Jersey and donated an iPad to Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey for use in “The Oasis” for volunteers to complete tasks and service users to find information online.
Sandra Auckland, this year’s Chief Barker for Variety, said: “The children have been ecstatic with the Easter eggs; often day-to-day meals are hard for these families to provide so any extra treats like Easter eggs are usually out of the question.
“This can be hard for the children, as they can feel isolated and different from their peers at school; something that we often take for granted can mean so much for these children, so we are very grateful to Sure for the donation.”
Elaine Doran, Sure Community Foundation committee member, said: “The Community Foundation aims to give something back to islanders and we’re fortunate to have so many wonderful local charities on the island. We were very pleased to support Variety with this scheme and wish all the children a very happy Easter.”
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