Vantage hosted a Halloween themed cake sale on Friday 28th October 2016 in aid of Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, raising over £700 for the charity. Cakes were on sale in the receptions of Forum 3 and Forum 4 buildings on Grenville Street.
The majority of the cakes were made by Vantage employees who also took part in a ‘bake-off’ competition the morning of the sale.
Mark Blamey, Manager of the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association and Jack Cuthbert from Jersey Reds attended the morning to judge the cakes and to award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Each year the company’s employees have the opportunity to nominate and vote for a local charity for the organisation to support for the year and JAA was selected for 2016 /17 having received the most nominations. This is the first of many fundraising events that Vantage employees will be organising throughout the year to raise funds for the charity as well as raising awareness about the charity.
Mark Blamey, Manager of Jersey Alzheimer’s Association said:
“We are extremely grateful to Vantage employees for choosing to support our charity for the year and for the effort they have put in to making this event a great fund-raising success. We look forward to the work they will be doing with us in the upcoming months.”
Richard Packman, CEO of Vantage Group commented:
“We are delighted to be involved with Jersey Alzheimer’s Association – an organisation which plays such a valuable role within Jersey’s community. Dementia affects approximately 1,400 people in Jersey and this number is likely to double over the next 20 years. With growing numbers of islanders with the condition, many of us are likely to be affected either directly or indirectly by the disease during our lifetime . Our staff are dedicated to supporting the local community and this initiative strongly reflects our ethos as a company – to give something back to the community in which we live.”
About Jersey Alzheimer’s Association
The association aims to campaign for people with dementia to stay in their own homes for as long as possible with improved home care support; to promote Person Centred Practice in all areas of care and to ensure that people with dementia are treated with dignity and respect; to campaign on their behalf to improve current services, and support them and their families in order that their quality of life is maintained to the highest degree possible.