Who We Are

We are dedicated to helping disadvantaged and special needs children in Jersey. Since our inauguration, Variety - Tent 52 have raised millions of pounds. Tent 52 are also very forunate to have an extremely active Ladies section that contributes in many ways to the fund raising activities and are always available to lend a helping hand.

Variety in Jersey is part of a worldwide organization which is non-sectarian and which raises money to improve the quality of life for all children irrespective of their race, colour or creed. All the money raised in Jersey, remains in Jersey, and is used directly for the benefit of our children.

Variety Bike-a-thon in 1976

Almost on a daily basis, requests come in from Schools, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and any other organisations who have direct dealings with families. These requests are for help with food, shoes, clothing, baby equipment and other basic needs. Variety also receive requests to provide specialized equipment for disabled children such as wheelchairs, walkers, electronic beds and special supportive buggies. All of these requests are for children from low income families and most often single parent families. Variety pay towards educational school trips, mostly to France for children whose parents cannot afford it, ensuring no child in the class is left behind. Variety's aim is to ensure that as far as possible all children have equal opportunities. Variety hold Summer and Christmas parties for children with special needs, their parents and siblings.

Throughout each year, the Barkers (Members) and the Ladies of Variety hold monthly lunches with raffles. Annually, Variety sell Gold Hearts, hold an Annual Ball, Table Top Sales, a Grand Draw, themed Dinners and many many other fundraising events. Companies, members, friends and families make donations without which we could not meet the many demands on funds.

And the work goes on - Barkers pay an annual subscription, which covers the administration cost of Variety, so that EVERY PENNY raised by Variety is spent on disadvantaged and special needs children of our Island. Without the help of Variety here in Jersey, many children would suffer. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to help raise funds to help the Children of our Island, please contact the Variety Office on 01534 856937 or send your donation to Variety, the Children's Charity of Jersey, Maufant Variety Youth Centre, Grand Route de St Martin, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7GT.

If you would like further information or to contact Variety, please email admin@varietyjersey.org.je or call the Variety Office on 01534 856937.

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