AFM will sponsor Wigwam and Brighter Futures this year out of 33 applications from charities across Guernsey and Jersey.
Wigwam supports parents, family and friends who have been or are involved with children with additional needs, whilst Brighter Futures supports local families who are facing significant difficulties or challenges in their life due to their physical or mental health.
2018’s support to the Guernsey Blind Association and Teenage Cancer Trust amounted to nearly £7,500 being raised across AFM's Guernsey and Jersey offices.
Those two charities said the fund-raising and practical support provided had been really helpful.
Chantelle Clarke, President of the Guernsey Blind Association, said:
“The wonderful team at AFM kindly chose the Guernsey Blind Association as their community charity for 2018 which gave us a great opportunity to benefit from their support and services. Every time we walk into the centre we will be reminded of the valuable time and effort spent redecorating the social room. When someone requires a hand held magnifier we can give them one of the ones sponsored by AFM - even down to the fact that we are much more easily found with the new signage on the building.
"AFM have left us a long lasting legacy taking us nicely into our Centenary year to which the Trustees, Vision Support Advisor, service users and volunteers are eternally grateful."
Amanda Hetherington from the Teenage Cancer Trust said:
“From us all at Teenage Cancer Trust, we are extremely grateful for AFM’s support throughout 2018, it will make such a difference to us being able to reach young people diagnosed with cancer and ensuring that they receive the very best, age appropriate care.”
Mark Edgar, AFM’s Managing Director, said:
“We are so proud to be able to support our community in this way, we regularly get asked to support charities but by focusing on one for a year, we can make a bigger difference rather than giving a little to lots of charities. The amount of applications we received for 2019 is amazing and shows us that we have the right idea and the staff have a great time participating in the fundraising initiatives throughout the year”.
Pictured top: Members of the Guernsey Blind Association with AFM employees and their cheque for over £4,500 to the charity.
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