Skipton Community Fund
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  • Bowel Cancer Guernsey

    Bowel Cancer Guernsey applied to the fund to raise awareness of Bowel Cancer in Guernsey and raise money to buy specialist diagnostic equipment. . In conjunction with Loud Tie Day, Bowel Cancer Guernsey used the £1,500 donation to host the Skipton Smith Street Dash – a three-legged race up Smith Street bound by a loud tie.

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  • The Ivy Trust

    The Skipton Community Fund are proud to have sponsored The Ivy Trust who have announced their partnership with The National Trust of Guernsey, to provide a unique way of honouring babies and pregnancies gone too soon with the first memorial planting project.  The planting will be a combination of native trees and shrubs. The donation with enable The Ivy Trust to gift one planting to any family who would like to remember a little one.

  • Guernsey parkrun

    Skipton Community Fund are pleased to have sponsored Guernsey parkrun, a free weekly run/walk run entirely by volunteers.  The donation was used to purchase a wireless PA system and 5 “milestone capes” participants wear on the week they celebrate a milestone run.

  • Autism Guernsey

    The Skipton Community Fund are proud to have sponsored Autism Guernsey’s annual Fashion Show and Auction event, which raised in excess of £4,400 for the charity, with the ongoing sale of clothing donations set to take this figure even higher.  With no statutory funding, Autism Guernsey relies on such fundraising events and donations to continue its great work on the island.  Photo taken by Alan Bull & Martyn Elliston of Digital Photo Post.

     
  • Sophie’s Smile Ponies

    The donation of £1,500 enabled Sophie Veron to launch her therapy pony venture, Sophie’s Smile Ponies. You can now find Sophie’s miniature Shetland ponies visiting communities and schools across the island as she aims to perform sensory work and provide equine facilitated learning.  Sophie has owned Shetland ponies since the age of 18 and turned her love for animals into a career as a veterinary nurse at Isabelle Vets.

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  • Jersey Employment Trust

    Jersey Employment Trust (JET) recently applied to the Fund seeking financial support to produce vital literature which would allow them to spread the message about their social enterprise, Acorn. With the support of the Fund a series of brochures will now be available setting out the benefits of working at Acorn for those with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

  • Jersey Mencap

    Jersey Mencap celebrated Christmas in style this weekend thanks to the support of Skipton International’s Community Fund. Over 120 guests and members turned out in their best finery as they celebrate the festive season with dinner, free raffle and a disco at the Radison Blu Hotel.  The charity applied to the Fund for assistance with their social club costs and were granted the sum of £1,500 to help cover event costs such as the popular Halloween and Christmas parties.  

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  • Beresford Street Kitchen

    The Skipton Community Fund are pleased to have supported BSK who is a social enterprise in Jersey providing quality training and employment for adults with learning disabilities and autism.  The donation of £1,500 will sponsor a trainee for a whole year.  Lorraine was fortunate enough to have been offered a tour of the operations at BSK. Alongside the café, BSK operate a printing lab producing t-shirts, mugs, bags and anything else you may want printed!

  • La Société’s Conservation Herd

    When the Conservation Herd's Land Rover needed maintenance in order to continue the charity’s vital work, Luca Gaudion (12) approached the Skipton’s Community Fund to see if they would provide financial assistance. Securing a donation of £1,500, Luca and the Herd are now able to transport cattle around the island in an effort to restore Guernsey’s biodiversity.

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  • Guernsey Water Polo

    The Guernsey Water Polo club has received financial support from the Community Fund to purchase water polo caps for players, junior water polo balls, kit sponsorship for the junior t-shirts and training for existing lifeguards in the club.

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