The amount of donations received by charities is entirely dependent upon how much money is raised by walkers in both registration fees and sponsorship money raised.
Since the event’s inception in 1991, an overriding objective has been to ensure that every penny raised by walkers actually goes to local charities, rather than cover expenses or salaries of the event’s organisers. This objective remains as true today as back in 1991, hence the voluntary basis of everyone involved in the organising committee.
Since 2014 (when ITEX ceased to exist), the event organisers have sought sponsorship from local businesses. Such funding effectively covers the overheads in running the event each year and enables the organisers to continue the promise that every penny raised goes direct to charity. For instance, 100% of every walkers’ entry fee goes straight into the charity pot for distribution. Small surcharges (like P&P) help offset the costs of buying walker packs, producing thousands of pieces of paperwork like sponsorship forms, newsletters, luggage tags, walk maps and postage.
In addition to making a donation to Rotary De La Manche in its fund raising efforts, three main charities usually benefit from a significant donation between £15,000 and £20,000, while the remaining nine charities (what we call Potters) each benefit from a share of the pot that can range from between £3,500 and £5,000.
A few small steps can make a BIG difference to the charities being supported, so we encourage every walker to try and raise as much sponsorship, as possible. You can download the Sponsorship Form – pass it around your family, friends and work colleagues to help all these local charities.
Or, you donate online HERE.
We encourage and welcome applications from Jersey charities.
Jersey Alzheimer's Association seeks to provide advice, support and information to everyone in Jersey who is affected by dementia in whatever way. Since 2012 we have seen an increase of over 235% in the amount of people seeking our support and attending our activities. This includes people of all ages, their family, friends and carers. Funds raised from the Island Walk will go a long way to assist us to develop more services and support more people, different people, in different settings.
Story Starters is a new programme which Every Child brought to Jersey in 2020 to help get pre-school children ready to learn to read. Working one-on-one with children, trained volunteers provide a firmer grounding in language, communication and early literacy. Engaging and fun, these sessions build vocabulary, communication, comprehension and self-confidence so that children want to discover for themselves the valuable experiences offered by books. With this support, a child will be in a better position to master basic literacy skills and to progress well at school.
Sanctuary Trust is delighted to be chosen as one of the benefiting charities from this year’s TMF Island walk.
We provide sanctuary, support and hope to homeless men in the community who have reached a crisis.
Funds raised from the walk will help us develop our Greenspace project, an allotment behind St Brelade's Church, which is used by our residents to grow vegetables, fruit and salad to be used in the kitchen at our residential home; Sanctuary House.
We will also be able to continue with the ongoing garden maintenance costs including the purchase of new plants, tools & equipment, a polytunnel for winter growing, a new garden shed and costs involved with the ongoing development of the area.
The Greenspace project costs the charity approximately £250 per week but it’s a priceless element of our offering as it provides our residents with a calming, tranquil space, which helps reduce tensions and worries and encourages a renewed sense of purpose.
Les Amis is a not-for-profit organisation and is not directly funded by the States of Jersey. Les Amis’ funding comes from the Long Term Care benefit that is awarded to the people we support and they choose Les Amis as their care provider. The Long Term Care benefit pays for the care hours a resident is assessed as requiring for their care needs but does not provide funding for such items as clothes (including work clothes), new furniture or access to the community such as cinema tickets, Mencap disco tickets and luxury items such as toiletries etc. Fundraising also helps with transport costs such as vehicle maintenance, fuel and insurance costs. Access to the community is fundamental in in all we do and essential for good mental health for the people we support.
Wetwheels are delighted to be one of the chosen charities benefiting from the TMF Island Walk in 2020. As well as helping with the all important maintenance of Wetwheels the funds will be spent on replacing our auto inflate life jackets, servicing of our two life rafts and replacing our Cat C first aid kit. Ensuring safety at sea at all times. We will also be looking to replace some of our fishing rods and tackle.
Our mission is for every child and young person in Jersey under 18, to be eating nutritious food every day, giving them the best start in life and ensuring a healthy future for them and for generations to come. With the funds raised from the Island Walk, we will be delivering this mission to 310 children at Rouge Bouillon School through delivery of the Let’s Get Cooking Programme from September 2020.
Healing Waves is a charity based in Jersey, Channel Islands. It was set up for the public benefit in 2017 to provide a free of charge service, enabling individuals with physical, neurological & mental health challenges to access the ocean in a safe way. The aim of Healing Waves is for their athletes and families to be treated to a well-deserved day of relaxation, fun and respite; whilst experiencing the therapeutic benefits that the can ocean hold for us all. Water sports such as surfing are used as a vessel, assisting their Athletes in gaining more self-confidence and communication skills, whilst providing an alternative form of therapy and respite for all who attend. Healing Waves are Jersey’s advocates of Blue Mind and Surf Therapy and currently the only local charity delivering this type of intervention.
Jersey Rescue Dogs is a charity that rescue dogs and raise awareness of the plight of rescue dogs. They foster and find loving homes for the dogs. Rehoming is their main focus but Jersey Rescue Dogs also offer sanctuary to a group of dogs who would otherwise struggle to find a home in accordance with the Animal Welfare (Jersey) Law 2004.
During 2020 we plan to run a campaign to raise awareness of persistent pain as a condition and support more islanders on their journey to better health – after all, it’s a condition that could effect any of us at any point in our lives. Pain Support Jersey charity aims help those suffering with both the physical and mental effects try to manage their conditions and to live a better quality of life. We believe education and awareness is extremely important. We plan to use the funds raised by the 2020 Island Walk to reach more islanders suffering through our 2020 culminating with Pain Awareness Month in September 2020.
Smaller donations of approximately £1,000 are made to those charities and organisations that help with the actual running and operation of both the Main Walk and the Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge.
Throughout the course of the weekend, the Girl Guides collect litter along the entirety of the route around the Island.
The States of Jersey Ambulance Service provides first aid cover for the LG Walk and at the Noirmont Checkpoint.
The 10th Jersey (St Brelades) Scout Group provide manpower at the Beaup ort Checkpoint, help to collect walker bags and offer encouragement to walkers as they pass through.