Designated charities for 2019 chosen

Two charities, Girlguiding Jersey and Jersey Scouts, have been selected to benefit from fundraising activities at the 2019 Barclays Jersey Boat Show.

Barclays, the event’s lead sponsor, chose these charities after a thorough selection process. Each will receive an equal split of donations raised by the bank’s fund raising activities at the show, including the return of the popular ‘Hook a Duck’ game.

Managing Director of Barclays in Jersey, Paul Savery, said: “We are proud to sponsor our tenth Jersey Boat Show as well as support two fantastic charities that together help 1,600 young members develop important life skills.

“We hope the funds raised at this year’s Boat Show can make a real difference to the young people in Jersey.”

Girlguiding Jersey provides a space for girls and young women where they can be themselves, have fun, enjoy outdoor adventures and gain valuable life skills. The charity will be celebrating its centenary year in 2019.

Michele Peace, Island Commissioner, said: “I’m privileged to be Island Commissioner in such an important year for Girlguiding Jersey. We have wonderful plans to support our members in our centenary year.

“The donations will go towards new resources for our exciting new programme for girls aged five to 18. We will also be able to offer support for members aged 14+ who would like to have the opportunity to travel abroad.”

“We’re also planning an event this year to celebrate our dedicated team of volunteers who co-ordinate events, support our members and put countless hours in behind the scenes.”

Jersey Scouts, the second charity that the Barclays Jersey Boat Show will be raising money for in 2019, supports and trains young people in Jersey.

Glen Militis, Island Commissioner, said: “Thanks to the Barclays Jersey Boat Show, we will be able to develop our programme to prepare more young people with skills for life and improve the support we provide to the amazing leaders who deliver inspiring programmes to our young members.

“We run fun, challenging and adventurous activities for a range of age groups and interests, and we are always looking for more young people to take part as well as the volunteers to support them. The donation will allow us to promote our organisation to new youth members, leaders and volunteers.”

Since 2010 over £80,000 has been raised for local charities at the Barclays Jersey Boat Show and with a regular attendance of over 30,000 people each year, it remains the largest free event in the Channel Islands.

The Barclays Jersey Boat Show will take place from Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May 2019.


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