Channel 103’s Jersey Christmas Appeal raises over £100k

This year’s Jersey Christmas Appeal charity auction on Channel 103 has raised £101,193 for good causes on the island.

A six-hour marathon radiothon saw Channel 103’s Jason King hosting alongside Charlie McCardle from BBC Radio Jersey, ITV Channel Television presenter Jess Dunsdon and Jersey radio stalwart Fiona Walker.

The broadcast was the culmination of a month-long fundraising drive, with more than 200 lots going under the hammer, ranging from a three-course dinner with Jersey’s Chief Minister to a round of golf with Ian Woosnam, holiday to Barbados, and even a rear flap from a McLaren F1 team car.

Money raised will go to help disadvantaged families in Jersey enjoy a better Christmas with food vouchers, festive hampers and gift vouchers being distributed in the run-up to the big day.

Channel 103’s Jason King said: “It’s an amazing result and it’s exceeded our wildest dreams. Yet again, islanders have stepped up to the plate with their support of this brilliant appeal.”

Appeal treasurer Annette Blanchet added: “Whether it’s the companies that have donated lots or the Channel 103 listeners who’ve phoned in their bids… the response this year has been really overwhelming.

“It’s a phenomenal amount of money and we can now help many more families including some who need help for the first time in this challenging year… thank you Jersey!”