OGIER’S CSR programme supports projects and causes related to education across all of its jurisdictions through sponsorships, team activities and more. This includes the creation of dedicated events, helping to make events or spaces accessible or even lending a helping hand to protect and maintain important sites.
Jersey Festival of Words: An event for all lovers of literature
Ogier was proud to support the Jersey Festival of Words in September and help make the festival’s marquee auditorium in Howard Davis Park fully accessible for audiences.
Through the sponsorship, Ogier provided a raised steel deck for wheelchairs, a special accessibility area for visually impaired visitors and those who need to lip read, a hearing loop, a disabled toilet, a British Sign Language interpreter and all the necessary signage for those with disabilities.
Diversity and inclusion adviser Sophie Halsey said: ‘Supporting and engaging more with disabled people and disability organisations and charities is a key part of Ogier’s diversity and inclusion initiative so we were delighted to be able to help the Jersey Festival of Words as they sought to make the festival accessible for all lovers of literature.
‘We’ve had some great feedback from the festival organisers on the positive impact these inclusions made for visitors who were delighted to feel included throughout the event.’
La Faîs’sie d’Cidre: Keeping traditions alive
Jersey Heritage’s Cider Festival, La Faîs’sie d’Cidre, is a key autumn event in the Island and Ogier was delighted to sponsor the much-loved event once more.
This year, the traditional horse-powered apple crusher and cider press at Hamptonne Country Life Museum took centre stage in a smaller, more intimate version of the event owing to continuing work on a new museum space at the site. Naturalist Stephen Le Quesne also returned with his Wild Play activity sessions for children, which proved popular over the summer holidays.
Edward Mackereth, Ogier’s global managing partner, said: ‘Throughout 2022, we’ve partnered with Jersey Heritage to offer a series of family learning events and activities. By supporting the cider-making at Hamptonne and related apple-picking activities for groups, we’re working with Jersey Heritage to keep Jersey’s traditions at the heart of Island life.’
Protecting our heritage spaces
Ogier’s dispute resolution team was delighted to grab its gardening gloves and shears to offer its support in clearing the undergrowth at Mont Orgueil Castle.
Continuing the firm’s long-standing partnership with Jersey Heritage, the team was happy to help keep the castle and surrounding grounds in tip-top shape for visitors.
Time to go back to school
Members of Ogier’s Banking and Finance team helped students at St Saviour’s Primary School as they settled into the new school year in September.
The team helped paint the school sheds, protect the students’ new sprouting plants by doing some weeding and spent time reading with the children in the school grounds. It was certainly a fun day in the autumn sunshine for students and colleagues alike.