Vote for your Pennies charities in 2018

Vote for your Pennies charities in 2018

Since Pennies launched in Voisins in 2016, you have raised over £31,000 for local charities through Pennies in Voisins.


The following charities have applied to become beneficiaries of the Pennies fundraising initiative in 2018.


Please click here to vote for the charities you would like to support this year. The top four choices will be the 2018 charities.


Please scroll down for more information about each charity

Jersey Hospice Care

Our aim is that islanders are enabled to live the remainder of their lives to the full, to remain at home if they wish and to die with dignity where they choose.


Jersey Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for everyone who requires it, irrespective of cause. As a result, over half of the patients we now care for do not have cancer.


Jersey Hospice Care is a registered charity, which makes no charge to patients. It costs approximately £5.3 million each year to run our services, which is predominantly thanks to the generosity of islanders.


Jersey Hospice Care provides a range of services:


Our Specialist Palliative Care team works across Hospice, in the community and in the hospital, providing support, care, advice and complex symptom management.


The In Patient Unit offers facilities for short stay admission, typically for assessment, symptom management, respite and end of life care. Care is delivered by skilled and experienced nurses, working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure a holistic approach to the care of patients and their families.


Our Day Hospice aims to enrich patient’s lives through individual and group activities. We offer patients and their carers personalised support, whilst empowering them to manage their condition and prevent unnecessary complications.


The Community Bereavement Service provides free, confidential and person-centred support to any islander who has experienced bereavement. The team also supports patients and their families in a proactive way with the emotional impact of knowing someone is going to die.


We provide a comprehensive range of rehabilitative palliative therapies, supporting people to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. As well as physiotherapy, we offer complementary therapies that support the well-being of patients and their families and provide treatment and management for all patients experiencing Lymphoedema caused by cancer or its treatment.


Jersey Christmas Appeal

The Jersey Christmas Appeal exists to provide assistance at Christmas exclusively to the most disadvantaged and needy individuals and families in Jersey.


It depends heavily on public and third sector agencies to refer people in severe need of assistance.


People in need fill out a simple form requesting assistance for Christmas. The forms are available from Parish Halls or at the Citizens Advice Bureau. The Appeal checks each form in absolute confidence with States and Parish authorities, as appropriate.


On average 1,500 individuals or families are helped each year.


The Appeal gives out approximately:


250 hampers


1,250 food vouchers


1,300 fuel vouchers


1,000 young persons gift vouchers

Jersey Brain Tumour Association


There are 120 different types of brain tumours and until the JBTC was established in 2011, there was no local organisation specifically dedicated to support patients and their families affected by benign/cancerous brain tumours.  The aim of the Charity is to ensure that anybody who has a level of need is well informed, supported and able to make informed decisions and not be alone as they face this life-changing diagnosis.


On average, the Charity has 3 new patients either register or become known to them every month.


JBTC is not States-funded and relies purely on grants, donations and its own fundraising efforts to ensure that its support services can continue year-on-year. Our biggest expenditure is employment / ad hoc engagement of nursing / counselling expertise as well as the management and administration staff necessary for a rapidly growing charitable business. 


The Charity provides support to anyone living in Jersey who has been affected by a brain tumour diagnosis (benign or cancerous), be that patient, family, relative(s) or friend(s).


The aim is to:


Provide care, support, advice and information – practical, emotional and financial.


To support and complement professional health care services, alongside larger charities and other organisations.


To raise awareness at the early stage of diagnosis and to improve the flow of information and communication with patients, clients and other agencies.


To establish and maximise new and existing funding streams to ensure the sustainability of the Charity in the long term.


Caring Cooks of Jersey



Caring Cooks of Jersey aims to empower children and young people in Jersey to grow, cook and eat healthy food, in childhood and beyond.
We do this through educating, inspiring and supporting them and their families with our programmes and services –
Weekly Meal Service – supporting families through hardship, for 6 weeks or longer, to allow them to eat well and eat together, at least once a week, without the worry of having to cook or spend money on ingredients.
Community Cooking and Can’t Cook Will Cook Programmes –  5-week cooking courses giving parents and young people, the confidence, skills and knowledge to prepare their own meals from scratch, so that they can establish healthy eating habits for themselves and their families.
Kitchen Garden Project and Let’s Get Cooking Programme –  a ‘plant to plate’ project providing primary school  children with the essential tools and skills they need to grow food from seed and prepare nutritious meals from scratch – equipping them with some of life’s most valuable skills.


Age Concern Jersey


With more than a quarter of the Island population over the age of 55 and less assistance being offered to many vulnerable older residents, our resources are being consistently stretched. 


Our current services:


Day Care - Centre is open Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 5:00pm.  Members visit the Centre for lunches and activities calculated to be beneficial to mental and physical wellbeing.  Many of the members are collected and returned home in one of our three minibuses.


Daily Lunches - are served Monday to Friday at 12:00pm. 


Charity Shop - Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.  It is an important social space with many customers visiting on a daily basis to browse, purchase, donate and benefit from friendly interaction. 


Frozen Meal Service - delivers meals to Islanders every Monday and Thursday. 


Events and Activities - take place on most days, usually in the afternoons, ranging from card making and board games to gentle physical workouts, Wii bowling, karaoke singing sessions, along with an A-Z of crafts and activities throughout the year.  There is also an afternoon club at St Thomas’ Community Hall on Tuesday’s, where Bingo takes place, usually preceded by a talk from a local interest group or society.  Throughout the spring and summer, trips around the Island take place, stopping at places of interest for afternoon tea.  


Chiropody - takes place once a month in the hairdressing salon.


Hairdressing - takes place every Thursday and Friday in the salon.  The cost to the customer is set well below high street prices. 


Advice and Transport to appointments - is provided as and when required, subject to availability.  From time to time members will have clinical appointments and may have no family members to offer advice or to attend.  General day to day assistance in completing forms is also offering, calling in specialist advice as and when necessary. 



Good Companions' Club St Clement

We are a charitable organisation offering the elderly a place to go every day for socialisation, friendship and activities, while providing a 2 course hot meal, all in a bright comfortable environment.

We solely rely on donations and in-house fundraising to run the club, and we provide this service for over 150 Islanders per week.

It is proven that socialisation and being in the company of others is very beneficial to general wellbeing, and can greatly help in reducing mental and physical problems. Also combatting loneliness in the elderly, is very much our main priority, here at Good Companions.


Jersey Cheshire Home

The charity provides round the clock care to some of the most severely physically disabled Islanders.
We provide care and support to those living with a range of disabilities including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, Strokes and head injuries

Demand for our services continues to grow and we have embarked on a major £2 million expansion project named the Big Build to try to meet that demand.

The appeal is designed  to fund a major extension and refurbishment project.

The Big Build project will create an increased number of rooms at Jersey Cheshire Home to accommodate more residents.

It will also improve many of the existing bedrooms and provide much needed new and expanded facilities for residents, staff and the 400 plus regular monthly users of the home’s amenities.

Les Amis

We are a Jersey charity and since 1975 we have been providing homes and services for people with learning disabilities or associated conditions.

We aim to give residents and service users the support they need to lead as normal a life as possible. We treat residents and service users as individuals and involve them in any decision which may affect their lives.

Our philosophy is to offer comfortable and safe environments where people feel free to express themselves and make real choices that affect their lives. We help our residents and service users gain the skills they need to take part in and contribute to their local community, as equals and valued members.

Our long-term goal is to enable residents to live in, and join in with, their local community and to be respected as equals. We continue to develop and review our service to make sure it is professional and of a high standard.

19th February 2018

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