As this year has been challenging for many, our offices banded together to make sure they could help those in need this festive season.
Jersey’s baking day for local food bank
Four volunteers – Megan Hearne, Sarah Moon, Julia Twohig-Jones and Carina O’Brien – took part in the annual biscuit baking and decorating day in December, which of course, adhered to the social distancing measures. Between the four of them, the team baked over 800 biscuits which were then distributed, as part of a Christmas package, to those in need on the island.
Guernsey festive donations!
Thanks to stringent lockdown measures, the Guernsey office are back together in the office, with plenty to celebrate, our Guernsey office really got into the Christmas spirit with various festive activities. One activity is Christmas Jumper Day, with donations going to support the Manila Disaster Relief Fund. A great festive effort all round from Guernsey!
Amsterdam’s charity donations and competitions
The Amsterdam office have donated €4000 to their local Foodbank, plus an additional €4000 to the Red Cross.
Proceeds were raised during the summer charity initiative in producing face masks to sell to their colleagues and in their local community.
They have also organised a charity collection throughout December, with proceeds being shared equally amongst teams to donate to a charity of their choosing.
Isle of Man’s December of giving
December in the Isle of Man saw many of colleagues donating items to those in need or gearing up for the annual Santa Dash.
Following the reverse advent calendar initiatives, the office has again supported local housing organisation, Housing Matters by buying toys and gifts for the charity to distribute to those who have been affected by the global donations. This was made possible by the generous donations of our colleagues and funds raised throughout the year by the office’s charity committee.
The team had a busy month, with seventeen of our Isle of Man team taking part in the local ‘Santa Dash’ race, where participants dressed as Santa Claus race to the finish line for two chosen charities. Proceeds from the race where donated equally between The Children’s Centre, a charity helping the youth of Isle of Man and Reach IOM, a charity aiming to combat loneliness.