RBC donates over £42k to Youth Commission

A DONATION has ensured that vital emotional support is available for local children and young people.

RBC donated more than £42,000 so the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney can continue giving emotional support. (Picture by the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney, 29100455)
RBC donated more than £42,000 so the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney can continue giving emotional support. (Picture by the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney, 29100455)

Across 2020 the Royal Bank of Canada and its employees raised more than £42,000 for the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney.

Funds will be used to continue the employment of an emotional health and wellbeing worker.

Charlie Cox, The Youth Commission CEO, said: ‘Some of our most vital services are funded by the local community to ensure that we can support children and families when they are in need of help.

‘The Youth Commission is hugely grateful to RBC for their commitment and efforts in raising over £42,000 throughout 2020.’

All of the charity’s costs are supported by grants and donations from Guernsey’s community.

Universal and specialist tailored activities, skills and support are provided by the commission for children aged four to 25.

Lisa Barnett, RBC Wealth Management managing director, said: ‘We are thrilled to be doing our part here in Guernsey with the Youth Commission.

‘The amazing work the Youth Commission provides allows young people access to invaluable services that support their wellbeing and we are proud to work alongside them, particularly at such a challenging time.’

One-to-one support is provided to children and young people by the Emotional Health and Wellbeing team.

This creates opportunity for the service user to receive the advice and necessary tools to process their experiences and struggles.

Continued support is important, especially after the impacts of the pandemic on emotional wellbeing.

n Contact 756099 or info@youthcommission.gg if you know of any young person who may need Emotional Health Team support to discuss the situation.

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