Crestbridge staff raise over £1000 for Nepal relief fund
Staff at Jersey-headquartered finance firm Crestbridge have raised in excess of £1,000 in aid of the Nepal relief fund.
After a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the region on the 25th April, which has taken over 7,500 lives and has left even more people homeless, Bailiff William Bailhache appealed to Islanders to make donations in order to fund aid efforts.
In a response to the call, staff at Crestbridge took up the initiative and, when combined with the firm’s ‘match giving’ scheme, have now raised £1,006 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) which will be used to support the provision of emergency shelters of 50 families in Nepal.
Commenting on the fundraising initiative, Graeme McArthur, CEO, Crestbridge, said:
“Staff at the firm were clearly moved by the images of suffering and destruction caused by the earthquake, and I’m proud that they took it upon themselves to raise a significant sum in a short space of time for this important relief fund. To make such a difference in such a short period of time is impressive, and we would absolutely encourage others to take part in the relief efforts.”
Each year Crestbridge chooses a charity to support, and last year managed to raise more than £20,000 for the Jersey Foster Carers Association (JFCA).
Contributions to support the emergency aid being given to the people of Nepal can be made through the DEC’s website.