KPMG employees make a difference in the Guernsey community

October 6th, 2011 by KPMG

Staff from the Guernsey office of KPMG in the Channel Islands have swapped the pen for the paintbrush and garden tools this summer for their annual ‘ Make A Difference’ volunteering project to get out into the community and offer help on a variety of projects.

KPMG employees making a positive difference at the walled kitchen garden in Saumarez Park with Ivan Le Tissier (front, centre) of the Guernsey Botanical Trust (click image to expand - ©Chris George)

Repainting the Guernsey Bereavement Centre was first. The charity has been based at Kingsland House in Les Basses Capelles since 2007. It was officially opened by Bailiff Sir Geoffrey Rowland, who is now the charity’s patron.

The directors welcomed an offer of help to spruce up the interior of the building. ‘Like all charities we’re grateful for any help we can get,’ said Bereavement Service Administrator Mrs Bebe Pentland. ‘This work needed to be done but it was a struggle to find the time and the funds to do it, and KPMG came to our aid.’

KPMG also donated some chairs which were surplus to requirements but gratefully received by the Centre, and also funded the materials for the job.

This summer more than 100 staff were also involved in :-

  • The North Show clear up helping clear the site and demount the tents,
  • Working with Guernsey Vountary Service (GVS) serving lunches and teas at the Jubilee Day Centre covering for regular volunteers during holiday periods
  • Working with the Culture and Leisure Department on site clearance and long term plans at the Chateau des Marais,
  • Partnering volunteers at the Victorian Walled Garden to clear the smaller walled garden of weeds and debris in preparation for a new project..

We are already looking at projects for next year, so if you have something you wish to nominate, please contact martinemarshall @


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