AFM Jersey began its search at the end of last year to find a charity to support during 2016. After a large number of applications were received, the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity (JBTC) was selected by the company’s 120 staff to benefit from a range of planned initiatives, including support with fundraising activities and practical assistance such as office cleaning, planned maintenance, DIY and health and safety advice.
JBTC was formed in 2011 to help and support the residents of Jersey affected by the diagnosis of brain tumours. The charity is self-funded and needs to raise between £60,000-£80,000 per year to cover the costs of running its core services, comprising of the monthly ‘brain buddies’ support group, 24/7 help line, specialist face-to-face support and critical finance support, which funds the specialist care of each individual patient.
As well as getting involved in JBTC events, AFM Jersey staff will also be hosting dress down days and encouraging staff to raise money for the charity when they take part in activities outside of work.
Kevin Pamplin, business manager at JBTC said: ‘We were excited to have been picked by AFM as their chosen charity for 2016 and looking forward to the year ahead’. For further details on the work that is carried out by this charity please visit their website: jerseybraintumour.com