A round-the-Island scavenger hunt hosted by Jersey Pearl last weekend (Saturday 23rd January) went down at treat with Islanders and raised over £2,000 for Jersey Hospice Care. Over 100 teams took part in the event, collecting their quiz sheets from Jersey Pearl in St Ouen on Saturday morning and exploring the Island in their cars hunting for the answers, completing challenges and honing their selfie skills.
The team at Jersey Pearl wanted to offer something a little different (and safe) for people to do over the weekend and were delighted by the response from Islanders. They have already received lots of feedback from participants and those who couldn’t make it, asking for another one – so keep an eye on their Facebook page as round two might be coming soon.
The quiz was out of 71 points and there were five teams with the top score of 67, so after a tie breaker review of the five ‘trickiest’ questions, three teams achieved five out of five and claimed joint first place: Windswept Wallies (Alex Perchard, Carlo Trovato, Marie Perchard and Geoff Perchard), Hunting Noroc and Phare (Frigot family) and BEAST (Bull, Eloise, Alfie, Sharon and Tom).
Director at Jersey Pearl, Julia Williams, said: “What a weekend! In this time where many of us are feeling quite isolated, it was amazing to be able to host a safe activity for people to get involved in. There was such a buzz on Saturday and the turnout and feedback we received is all that we hoped for and more. Thank you to everyone who got involved, the sense of community and fun was brilliant – the photo submissions were especially impressive too – and together we raised some really valuable funds for Hospice.”
The team at Jersey Pearl and Hospice are grateful to everyone who took part and supported the event with their generous donations. Over £2,000 was raised for Hospice and will help the charity continue to provide specialist care for anyone who needs them. It costs approximately £700 to provide care for one person on the In Patient Unit for one day, meaning that the £2,000 raised could potentially fund a whole two days of care; care that will make all the difference to someone with a life limiting illness or nearing the end of their life.
Beyond the questions and challenges, there were bonus points to be won too and over 40 best team selfie and trick shots – like “licking” Corbiere Lighthouse – were sent in. Here are the results:
Best team name: ‘Jersey Bean and Pearlie Queen’ made up of Londoner Georgia Le Maistre and ‘Jersey Bean’ Sue Hardy
Best team selfie: David King, Judith King, Kath Slater, Phil Slater from the team ‘Baby it’s cold outside’
Best trick shot: Emily Martin from the team ‘The Real Scavengers of Jersey’
Off the back of the scavenger hunt, Jersey Pearl have one last question to challenge Islanders, the answer to a question they don’t know themselves: On the hunt, participants were asked to find a statue
on top of the bunker at Albert pier, and many teams were successful – but what is this structure and why is it here? Email Julia on [email protected] if you know the answer.
The Income Generation Team at Hospice are always keen to hear from and support Islanders who wish to fundraise for Hospice and can help setting a sponsorship page, provide fundraising advice, Hospice banners, fundraising buckets or tap to give machines. The team can be contacted via email at [email protected].
JERSEY HOSPICE CARE CONTACT
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Katrina Hancock on 01534 786110 or email [email protected].
NOTES TO EDITORS Jersey Hospice Care is a specialist palliative care service and the island’s only hospice, providing holistic care for patients with any life limiting condition. Services include Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide care at home, Day Hospice and the 12 bedded In Patient Unit, Therapy Services (including physiotherapy and complementary therapies) and Emotional Support and Bereavement Service. Jersey Hospice Care works in close partnership with other healthcare providers and is always keen to collaborate with others in the delivery of care.
Jersey Hospice Care is an independent charity and makes no charge to patients. It costs over £20,000 a day to run the charity’s services. Funding for our care services is thanks to the generosity of Islanders.
The need for our services continues to rise. For more information about Jersey Hospice Care, including how to become a regular supporter, please call 01534 876555 or visit jerseyhospicecare.com.
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