Our part in the local community
Sure is committed to being part of island life and supporting the local community. We are proud to engage in a number of charitable and community programmes in Jersey.
The Sure Community Foundation launched in Jersey in 2017 and is run by Sure staff who volunteer their time to administer its fundraising efforts. In just over two years the Foundation has donated £25,000 to local causes.
We recognise that many charities, events and community groups rely solely on donations and unpaid volunteers so we try and support as many of them as we can in addition to also providing support with their telecommunications needs.
By donating telecommunications equipment or funding their communications, we enable these organisations to use technology in support of their charitable aims. Examples of this include providing mobile phones so a local care-giving charity and a domestic abuse prevention charity can have volunteers on call 24/7, plus providing mobile broadband to a charity which visits vulnerable and elderly people in their homes - helping them to use the internet to stay connected with family worldwide.
The Sure Foundation and our support of community events form the backbone of Sure’s CSR programme, ensuring we continue to fulfil our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen and a proud pillar of the Jersey community.
We are very pleased to be able to provide this support and we look forward to supporting more charities in 2021.
Which charities does the Sure Foundation support?
The Foundation supports charities in Jersey that are aligned to our guiding principles. Since 2017 the Sure Foundation has helped numerous local charities and we continue to build on that.
The Foundation also recognises that charities and community groups need volunteer time almost as much as they need money and Sure has donated many hours of staff time to supporting charity projects through a variety of activities.
Support in times of need
A few highlights from 2020 relate to The Sure Community Foundation’s quick response to the ever evolving Global Coronavirus outbreak, providing support for those who needed it most. Just some of the examples are:
- The donation of five mobile phones and SIM cards to Les Ormes who had converted their premises to a food station for the vulnerable locked in their homes due to a charity falling away or who had contracted COVID 19. The donation allowed them to keep in touch with their key drivers delivering food.
- Brightly, a local charity who offer support from birth to 25 living in care, leaving care, or those who are experiencing adversity. The Foundation gave them food vouchers for 10 children.
- 15 families were also provided with WiFi courtesy of Sure to allow schoolchildren to stay connected and continue with their studies during lockdown.
- Finally, we have provided support in Jersey to ensure the community Bank can still operate while working from home.