2022 Jersey Christmas Appeal raises £101,193 to buy food, fuel and toys

Some of the volunteers at the 2022 Charity Auction Credit: Jersey Christmas Appeal

Thousands of islanders will receive free food, fuel, or toy vouchers after more than £100,000 was raised by this year's Jersey Christmas Appeal.

Hundreds of lots went under the hammer in the annual Charity Auction, ranging from growing your own potatoes, to lunch with the Chief Minister and luxury holidays.

All the money raised is used to buy food or fuel vouchers, or to buy Christmas presents for young people in Jersey.

Presenters Jason King, Jess Dunsdon, Charlie McArdle and Fiona Walker hosted this year's Charity Auction. Credit: Jersey Christmas Appeal

The Jersey Christmas Appeal's treasurer, Annette Blanchett, says it is great to see the island coming together for a good cause:

"Auction day is always such an amazing event. The whole Jersey community comes together - you've got volunteers answering the phones, people ringing in with generous bits, and a live radio broadcast - it's so much fun.

"The public - as always - has risen to the challenge and is helping us to raise an amazing sum of money. People have dug deep and are really helping us to help islanders struggling this Christmas."

The 2022 fundraiser managed to beat the previous year's total of £95,603.

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