6th Annual Tinathon
The "Tinathon" is a joint food-raiser between The Shelter Trust and The Friends of Ecce Home Trust (Outreach to Romania), a group which sends regular containers of much needed aid to Romania.
This was our 6th annual event, and all items donated, were shared equally between our two organisations here in Jersey and in Romania.
This event was held in West's Centre on Friday 16th May 2014. We also had 2 collection points the weekend before at Waitrose, Red Houses and Rue Des Pres. So a huge thank you to Carrie Slowey and Waitrose for allowing us to collect tins at both of the stores.
We were once again delighted with the support we received.
We were expecting to be down on last year with all the food banks and other things going on, but we reached last year's total of 9,000 tins, which is amazing. We are still collecting the odd bag of tins now!
We had wonderful support from the schools, including - De La Salle, St Georges, St Martin, Grand Vaux, St Michaels and Helvetia.
We would also like to say a huge thank to the following - Our sponsors, StateStreet, all of the volunteers who helped sort, the musicians, Jonathon Rennard and Monfort Tadier, who did a double stint as someone else dropped out at the last minute and to everybody who made donations.
Pictured below are some of the children from St Michael's School who, once again, managed to collect a lot of tins for us this year.
Shown below are a few more photos taken during this event.