Skipton Community Fund
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  • 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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  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    The first donation from the newly formed Skipton Community Fund has been made to the Citizens Advice Bureau, helping them to raise financial awareness in the local community. Skipton International have granted a sum of £1,000 to each of the charitable organisations in Jersey and Guernsey, supporting the good work they do and in particular the money workers who help those in financial distress or with mounting debt.

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  • Class Act Production’s

    The Skipton Community Fund provided sponsorship for the specialist costumes for Class Act Production’s Wizard of Oz to pay for the shipping and hire of the main costumes for the production.

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  • Youth Enquiry Service

    The Youth Enquiry Service (YES Project) provides free confidential information, advice and support to those aged between 14-25 covering issues such as homelessness, education, money, employment and emotional health and wellbeing. The grant of £1,000 from the Fund has gone towards promotional literature and assisting the organisation with administration expenses as it moves to its new home at The Link in Eagle House

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  • St Peter Port Christmas Lights

    The donation of £1,100.00 from the Skipton Community Fund was to cover the costs of the installation of the first outdoor Nativity scene by the Town Church. St Peter Port Christmas Lights created a magical scene as part of the Christmas festivities thanks to the amazing artwork of local artist Rob Sweeney who designed the inn’s interior.

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