Following our public appeal for support, JT has chosen the JSPCA as its charity of the year in 2019 and will be encouraging staff to support the charity in the coming year with events and corporate and personal fund-raising.
Earlier this year we took steps to engage the public to support us and ensure that both the charity and Animals’ Shelter would be able to continue providing services for the Jersey community for many years to come.
Kevin Keen, the JSPCA’s volunteer Chief Executive Officer said: “To end the year with positive news is great for everyone involved. We are really pleased that our campaign has resulted in JT choosing us as the beneficiary of their annual fund-raising. Their support will help raise awareness of the services we provide and generate funds.”
Christophe Chateau, JT Group Head of Culture and Staff Engagement, said: “The JSPCA were an obvious and popular choice for us as our 2019 charity of the year. So many of us will have had contact with the Animals’ Shelter over the years and know just how vital their services are for the Island’s sick, injured or homeless and lost pets. Without their presence, a much-needed service would disappear from our community. We know that our people at JT will get behind the efforts of the charity to help fund the shelter in the same enthusiastic way that they have thrown their support behind many local charities and initiatives by fundraising and volunteering for decades. We are very hands-on and passionate about our community.
“As a locally-owned company, we’d also love to see other Jersey companies take up the opportunity to choose the JSPCA as their focus for fund-raising in 2019 and beyond so that we continue to have a Shelter and service to be proud of.”
As well as encouraging corporate sponsorship and funding the charity has reached out directly to Islanders to support them through ongoing donations and fundraising. For more information about fundraising for the JSPCA go to our Support Us page.