Ipes Guernsey in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s local appeal is holding a blue themed fundraising day in its St Peter Port office.
Across the island companies were encouraged to make Friday 7 October a “Blue Day” and organise suitable money making initiatives for the charity.
The Teenage Cancer Trust, launched an appeal in Guernsey last year with the aim of raising more than £1 million pounds across the Channel Islands to build and equip a 10 bed specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Southampton General Hospital where local teenagers with the disease are treated.
The Charity’s aim is to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with Cancer and the new unit would mean for the first time young cancer patients living in Guernsey and Jersey would be treated with others their own age and in an environment suited to their needs.
Ipes Guernsey’s staff voted to support The Teenage Cancer Trust as one of their two charities of the year. Michel Davy, Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director says, “Ipes is delighted to be supporting this charity appeal as it provides vital care to teenagers in the island suffering from cancer and has a direct impact on the community. Our staff have been actively involved in fundraising and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.”
Ipes’ blue themed fundraising activities included decorating the office blue, holding a cup cake sale and organising a big raffle with prizes donated by local suppliers.
The Channel Island Chef Shaun Rankin is a supporter of the appeal and as well as designing the recipe for the cupcakes also visited the office to meet staff and draw the raffle, several of his signed books, his Seasoned Islands DVD and a signed apron were included in the draw.