The two-year partnership between Fairway Group, Bracken Rothwell and Brightly (formerly Brig-y-Don Children’s Charity) has raised vital funds to help Jersey’s most vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 25 who have experience of the care system or are in need.
The funds raised are going to be put towards Brightly’s Independent Moving-On Grant (IMOG), which is as a one-off gift, agreed at the discretion of the Charity and is intended to assist and support care-experienced young people aged between 18 and 25 years who wish to live independently.
The IMOG may be applied for by an appointed carer/professional, on behalf of the young person up to a maximum of £2,000. The charity will purchase the requested item/s, which could include the following:
- Furniture - preferably good second hand (other than mattresses)
- New white goods, vacuum cleaners and home ware items
- Deposits/initial rents for independent accommodation
- Televisions, mobile phones, computers or laptops
- Clothing, including footwear, for job interviews
The total sum was raised through a combination of payroll giving and individual events, including sponsorship monies raised by one of Fairway Group’s Trust Directors Justine Wilkinson who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of Brightly, Wendy Nerac, Fundraiser said, “It has been a pleasure working with Fairway Group and Bracken Rothwell over the last two years. We cannot thank them enough for all of their support. Their generosity will ensure that we can continue to assist the young people and their families that need it the most.”