05 May 2020
The Bailiff’s Covid-19 fund
has already received £1.2 million since it was launched by the Bailiff, Mr
Timothy Le Cocq, earlier this month.
The fund, which was set up as
a result of members of the public asking how they could donate money to help in
the efforts to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic,
will be used to support Health and Community Services by helping with
the purchase of vital items, such as personal protective equipment, the
purchase of on-island test kits and other equipment for front line services,
GPs and care home.
In addition to the previously
publicised donation by Mr Scott Thomas, the fund has attracted other
substantial donations, including £500,000 from Mr Mike Platt and Andrew Dodd of
Commenting on the fund, Mr
Platt said: “It’s incredibly important that Islanders come together and help at
this time of need and I’m proud to be able do so. I know that donations will
help support our critical workers and the Government to ensure they have the
equipment needed to continue work, not only on the front line but within homes and
other places of care.
“I urge anyone who is able to
donate or help, to please consider it and support the lifesaving work during
The Bailiff said: “Many
Islanders are giving their time and expertise to this crisis and we have seen a
huge amount of community support being offered. This fund allows those wanting
to donate money to do so in a way that ensures that their money will be
appropriately and most efficiently used. Although there have been some
substantial donations the fund can be used to receive any donation, no matter
how much it is. I would like to thank everyone who has donated for their
The fund will channel
donations appropriately to ensure monies are directed to the areas in most need
of extra support.
More information about
how to donate can be found on the Bailiff's Chambers website.
Details of how to donate:
Bank: HSBC Bank Sort Code: 40-25-34 Account Number: 91663933 IBAN: GB80MIDL40253491663933 Account Name: States of Jersey T/A Jersey Disaster Appeal Reference: Bailiff’s Covid-19 Appeal