Polygon Collective has launched an island-wide initiative to help fundraising efforts for the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal. All funds will directly benefit the Bailiwick of Guernsey Social Investment Fund (SIF), who manage the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal, and the Guernsey Rugby Club.
The ‘GuernseyTogether’ pin badges are going to be on sale across the island in restaurants, supermarkets, service stations and other key sites and events. In addition, the Guernsey Rugby Club will be collecting donations at various venues across the island.
Polygon Collective Chairman, Martin Belcher says: ‘Whilst islanders have been able to enjoy a COVID-free way of life for more than two months and we have passed the ‘survive’ stage, we wanted not to forget those who help the most vulnerable in our community which are the charities. This initiative is set out do to exactly that – to help ‘revive’ fundraising efforts to benefit Guernsey charities and third sector during these difficult times.
’All the monies raised from the 10,000 pin badges will go to the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal and the Guernsey Rugby Club who are helping with the island-wide collections.’
Jurat Stephen Jones OBE, Chair of the Social Investment Fund says: ‘We are very grateful to Polygon Collective to make this initiative happen. We hope this is a time where we can demonstrate as islanders the same wonderful ‘GuernseyTogether’ spirit that has pulled us out of lock-down and can now directly make a positive impact by helping Bailiwick charities revive during these difficult times.’
The Social Investment Fund is a vehicle that uses both public and private funds drawn from a variety of sources to invest in the charitable and third sector and help build greater partnership between the States and the charitable and third sector.
The pins are on sale now and if you are interested in assisting in the sale or stocking of the charity pins, please contact tel. 741050 for further information.