Voyonic donates towards Covid-19 Emergency Appeals

Voyonic are pleased to support two great causes, the Seafarers UK Covid-19 Emergency Appeal and the Guernsey Social Investment Fund. We donated £500 to each of these charities through a combination of various staff incentives and dress down Friday’s after which all donations were then doubled by Voyonic and split equally to both charities.

Seafarers UK are a charity that we have always been proud to be able to support. Seafarers UK have been helping people in the maritime community for over a 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families. Their work helps to support seafarers and their families across the UK by giving grants to different organisations to support the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

We are also pleased to support a local cause, as we are all too aware in Guernsey the work of the voluntary sector has been a critical part of the community’s response to the virus – but some of those charities providing vital services are themselves facing financial difficulty because of the impact of the pandemic. The Guernsey Social Investment Fund is an appeal which aims to provide funds for charities who play a vital role in the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s coronavirus response and those providing key services who have seen funding reduced because of the economic impact of the pandemic.

Donna Reid, Group Director, said “During such difficult times, we are pleased to offer our support in the form of these donations. Both of these charities are doing great work to assist in reducing the impact of coronavirus. We have all seen the devastating affect that this global pandemic has had on this industry, causing uncertainty for seafarers worldwide as well as extended periods of time away from their families. In these times we believe it is especially important to support causes like these.”

If you are interested in finding out more about either of these appeals please find more information on the links below:

Seafarers UK Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Guernsey Social Investment Fund