It feels like 2017 has only just started but already it has been a jam-packed year at Les Amis.
The 70273 Project
Kim Monins, from the Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, joined our art class last week so our residents could contribute to the worldwide 70273 Project. The 70273 Project was set up to commemorate the 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people murdered by the Nazis between January 1940 and August 1941. Three doctors would each review case files and if they deemed the person to be an ‘economic burden on society’, they marked a red cross at the bottom of the sheet. Two red crosses and the person would be killed. Our residents worked with Kim to each sew a red cross on a patch of fabric. These patches will then be pieced together to form a quilt. It was sobering but important to be involved and we’re grateful to Kim for her time and support. For more information on The 70273 Project click here.
Bingo Night at Millennium Bar
Our charity bingo and karaoke event at the Millennium Bar was a fun afternoon for all. We would like to say a huge thank you to Ria from the Millennium Bar for hosting another fabulous charity event for Les Amis. The £325 raised will go towards helping our residents live as full a life as possible. To find out about future events please check the Millennium Bar Facebook page.
AFM and ZEDRA
We are delighted to announce that this year we have partnered with two amazing organisations. Trust, corporate and fund services specialist Zedra has chosen Les Amis to be its partner charity for 2017. Already they are looking for a major project to support and plan to join all our Les Amis events. Facilities management firm AFM voted for Les Amis as their charity of the year – watch this space as soon the AFM vans will be emblazoned with the Les Amis logo.
We want to say thank you to both Zedra and AFM. Your support will make 2017 a very special year for Les Amis and our residents
Les Amis Recycling Team
The Les Amis Recycling Team are up and running with their van and ready for business. If you are a local business and need your recycling collected, then we have the solution for you! For as little as £5 a week, the Les Amis Recycling Team can come to your office and take away all your recycled waste. You can be green and support an essential Island charity at the same time. For more information click here
This Valentine’s day, the Les Amis Hot Chocolate sale returns to King Street. Find us next to Jack Wills from 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday 14 February selling our hot chocolate. The chocolate milk has been kindly donated by Jersey Dairy, and Zedra will be making and donating homemade flapjacks. We will be spreading the love with lots of hugs so don’t miss out!
Finally, thank you so much to Specsavers who recently donated £400 to Les Amis. They raised the money from three months’ worth of dress down days. We really appreciate the donation and thank Specsavers for thinking of Les Amis.
Les Amis Limited Registered Charity No. 232 | LA Incorporated No.231 | Association of Jersey Charities Number: AJC 113