The Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA) has raised £5,000 for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation from a collection at their annual dinner on Friday 4 March.
The Foundation was nominated as GIFA’s charity for the evening and was put forward by Andrew Whittaker, Ipes Guernsey Managing Director and Chair of GIFA. Ipes Guernsey has chosen the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation as its Charity of the year for 2016.
Guests at the GIFA dinner were invited to make a donation to the nominated charity of the evening’s latest fundraising initiative, The Burrow.
Thanks to the generosity of over 300 guests, the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation’s biggest project is even closer to becoming a reality. The Burrow will be a property next to Southampton Hospital that families across the Bailiwick can use if their newborn baby or child requires critical off-island treatment.
Andrew Whittaker, says: "I am so pleased our fundraising has made such a difference to The Burrow campaign. All our members were really interested to hear about the Foundation’s work and being in a small island you don’t have to go far to hear of someone who has benefited from the charity."
Jo Priaulx, co-founder of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation says: "We are completely astounded by the generosity shown by all of the guests! A big thank you to each and every one of you, and to GIFA’s committee members for choosing to support us."
The total amount raised at GIFA’s annual dinner is the equivalent of 1,000 virtual bricks that will contribute to the purchase of The Burrow. Visit: http://www.ppbf.org.gg/the-burrow/ to find out how you can get involved in the PPBF’s Buy-a-Brick campaign for only £5.00 a brick.
Ipes Guernsey Managing Director and Chair of GIFA, Andrew Whittaker (centre) presenting the collection to the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation co-founder, Jo Priaulx (right), and charity secretary, Ali Lihou (left).