As we have since our early days, Ravenscroft continues to help the communities within which we operate with financial support to charities, sport, voluntary organisations, schools and events. In 2019, nearly 150 recipients benefited from Ravenscroft’s support, which ranged from hampers for raffles through to annual sponsorships.
Over the past two years, we have reduced the number of small donations and sponsorships to enable us to focus on larger and mass participation initiatives and we have also balanced our commitments more evenly across Guernsey and Jersey. Our involvement in sport remains considerable and is generally aimed at grass roots level so that we can develop the potential of young people and encourage them to be active for both their physical and mental wellbeing. In Guernsey, we sponsor cricket, football and hockey initiatives and support some of the island’s leading young sports stars including racing driver Sebastian Priaulx, footballer Maya Le Tissier, triathlete Josh Lewis and athlete Cameron Chalmers. We also sponsor hockey, cricket and basketball teams that our staff are involved with, support two staff who are in the Guernsey netball team and enter as many sporting events as we can including the touch rugby league, the Guernsey Marathon, the Inter Firm Town Relay and the Swimarathon.
There are also many initiatives outside of sport which we are involved with.
Ravenscroft is proud of its community support which benefit thousands of people each year.
Children in Need provide grants to projects which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. The charity is currently supporting our Street Sports sessions.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands gives grants to charities helping disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community. The Foundation also supports the charitable sector through information and training.
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