Children's Tree of Joy Switch On (30 November 2017)
The start of the festive season.
Two new sponsors for the 2017 Rotary Tree of Joy
Guernsey Gas and PwC Channel Islands have joined Deutsche
Bank as the sponsors for the Rotary Tree of Joy this year.
After many years with the same sponsors, the Rotary Club of
Guernsey had to find two new sponsors, otherwise their Tree of Joy campaign,
symbolised by the light tree on the Weighbridge Roundabout, was at risk of not
happening. Fortunately, when Guernsey
Gas and PwC heard of their predicament, they each stepped forward to offer a
sponsorship commitment and, in doing so, have joined long-standing sponsors
The light tree, believed to be the tallest in Europe, if
not the World, has become something of a local tradition as the festive season
The light tree, as well as the real trees in Church Square
and at Guernsey Airport, highlights the Rotary Club’s Christmas present-giving campaign,
which gives islanders the chance to purchase gifts for deserving children in
Andy Salisbury, Community Service Chairman of the Rotary
Club of Guernsey, said: “We’d like to thank both Guernsey Gas and PwC for coming
forward and supporting our Tree of Joy appeal.
“The Tree of Joy has become a Christmas tradition for
islanders, who see it as marking the start of the festive season but, more
importantly, it is a symbol of the Rotary gift tag initiative to provide
Christmas presents to needy, well-deserving children in Guernsey.
“Huge thanks also must go to our sponsors and the people of
Guernsey for their generosity and helping to ensure that our Christmas present-giving
campaign continues to go from strength-to-strength.”
Steven Le Prevost, Director at PwC in Guernsey added: “We
are genuinely delighted to play a part in supporting such a worthwhile
initiative as the Tree of Joy and really look forward to helping make a
difference in the lives of children here in our community, who might not
otherwise receive much. After all, the festive season should be a magical time
The Tree of Joy will be illuminated on Thursday 30
Issued by Andy
Salisbury, Rotary Club of Guernsey. email@example.com
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank International has its origins in
two offices established in Jersey and Guernsey in 1972. The Bank provides high quality international
financial services through its headquarters in Jersey and its branch operation
in Guernsey. It employs around 160 people across the Islands.
Over the years the Bank has developed a wide
range of financial services products for retail and corporate clients, has
established an experienced team of specialists and built strong relationships
with our clients, industry professionals and the local community.
We support a wide range of cultural, educational and
sporting activities in the islands not only through sponsorship but also
through the commitment of our staff who have been engaged in a range of
fundraising initiatives for many local charities.
PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It
is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
With offices in 157 countries and more than 224,000 people, 400 of whom are
based in the Channel Islands, we are among the leading professional services
networks in the world.
We help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by
delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
CSR strategy in the Channel Islands is very much focused on quietly making a
difference, empowering people, creating a legacy and investing in the future.
Our engagement in the community focuses on four pillars, namely ‘Talent’,
‘Education’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Empowerment’. For each, we aspire to be a catalyst
for change for good, applying our passion and determination to make a positive
difference in our community. That’s why we focus on developing long-term
relationships, so that we can make a lasting impact.
in Guernsey, we were genuinely thrilled to see the PwC name in lights last year
when we won the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ accolade at the Guernsey
Community Foundation’s annual awards ceremony.