Skipton Community Fund
Previous Beneficiaries

Amalgamated Boxing Club

The donation of £1,500 comes following the boxing club’s appeal to raise £500k to make vital improvements needed at the club’s gym. Funds will be put towards renovation works and expanding the footprint of the club. In addition to this contribution, Skipton’s staff members also donated their free time to giving the gym a much needed deep-clean.

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Alderney Wildlife Trust

The Alderney Wildlife Trust has been able to offer coastal boat trips to all the Island’s senior school children, thanks to the support of the Skipton Community Fund. It is hoped that these trips will allow students from years 6-11 to better understand the local marine environment and see first-hand the impact of climate change and the benefits of conservation work.

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Jersey Marine Conservation

The fund has supported the efforts of Jersey Marine Conservation as they clean up the Island’s coastlines. The donation money was granted to assist the conservation team cover costs for their specialist equipment and clean-up operations, which take place all year round. The clean-up projects have reached remote areas from the sea, removing the build-up of rubbish to make them better environments for Jersey’s protected species. The organisation purchased a rib last year, enabling them to schedule trips at shorter notice in response to weather conditions. With the grant of £1,500 from the Skipton Community Fund they have now been able to cover the cost of equipment such as dry suits, snorkels and a sled to tow heavier or sharp objects, as well as covering the expense of taking the rib out on the seas.

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Jersey Trees for Life

Skipton Community Fund have supported Jersey Trees for Life with their project to protect squirrels from the dangers of traffic, through the erection of rope bridges and hedgerow corridors around the Island. Jersey Trees for Life took over the project from the Environmental Department at the end of last year, but despite huge support from the public had struggled to find funding to commence work on the rope bridges. Thanks to the contribution from the Community Fund, the project is now well underway providing safe passage to squirrels through the trees, as well as erecting poles to support the bridges where necessary.

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Dementia Friendly

The Fund has donated £1,500 to allow the charity to host an afternoon tea party at the Duke of Richmond Hotel in May. The event welcomed those living with dementia and their carers free of charge for afternoon tea, scones, music and dancing. Volunteers for the charity also discussed community and cognitive activities such as memory boxes and singing that could benefit those living with the condition.

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Liberation Day Celebrations

Skipton International are 'hero sponsor' at this year's 74th Liberation Day on 6th May in Guernsey. Aaron Walden, Commercial Manager at Skipton International is pleased to confirm the sponsorship; “Liberation Day is a huge part of Guernsey’s history, so we are pleased to be able to support and be a Hero Sponsor for 2019. The day is a perfect example of Guernsey as a community, and we’re looking forward to another successful year celebrating our Island.”

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