More than £330,000 donated to Jersey charities


More than £330,000 has been donated to Jersey charities over the last three months.

The money from the Jersey Association of Charities went to organisations including Jersey Hospice, Autism Jersey and ArtHouse Jersey. The money came from profits from the Channel Islands Lottery, funding from the national emergency trust and private donations to the association.

It comes after charities in Jersey said they may have to cut back their services or even close after fundraising events came to a halt during lockdown.

The Association of Jersey Charities says groups in Jersey have lost well over £1 million of estimated income from fundraising events during lockdown and for now these funds will not be covered.

However, islanders are still being encouraged to play their part in helping local groups.