September 27th, 2012 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited
The evening event took place at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts on Friday 21 September 2012 with a performance of “Back to Broadway”, which has been described as the spectacular musical of musicals.
YPG is a Guernsey charity established in 2010 to identify and respond to the needs of young people in the Bailiwick, particularly those in need and ultimately those at risk.
Earlier this year YPG commissioned the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s to provide an information, advice and listening service for young people in the island.
“As a local charity we continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity of people in the island and the ‘Back to Broadway’ fundraiser was no exception.”
“It was an incredible evening with hugely generous donations and bids at a time when people are still cutting back due to the economic climate. We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors Investec,” said YPG chair, Jane St Pier.
The new Barnardo’s service is provided at The Hub, located in Le Bordage, St Peter Port, which was officially launched on 7 September 2012 and provides young people aged between 11 and 16 years old with advice, information and help.
The money raised will go towards the running costs of the facility, which includes wages and training, at about £25,000 a quarter.
“We are delighted that the evening’s event raised in excess of £12,000 for YPG.”
“At Investec we are committed to developing relationships with local charitable organisations that we believe offer the potential to make real and measurable changes to the lives of those they serve,” said Stephen Henry, Head of Investec Specialist Bank in the Channel Islands.
The auction alone raised £7,300 with the top lot being a VIP day for two at the 2013 Derby donated by Investec and raising £2,500.