January 22, 2021

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RBC donation to support young people in the Bailiwick

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The Youth Commission is delighted to announce that a generous donation from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

RBC - Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey’s Youth Commission is delighted to announce that a generous donation from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and its employees will enable the organisation to continue employing an Emotional Health and Wellbeing worker – a position vital to supporting youth emotional health in Guernsey and Alderney.

The Emotional Health and Wellbeing team provides one-to-one support for children and young people, creating an opportunity for the service user to receive advice and necessary tools to process their experiences and struggles. As a charity, all costs are supported by grants and donations from the generous community of the Bailiwick. To be able to continue providing this support is tremendous, especially given the impact that the pandemic has had on emotional wellbeing.

Managing Director at RBC Wealth Management, Lisa Barnett commented, “Globally, RBC is committed to supporting youth and we are thrilled to be doing our part here in Guernsey with the Youth Commission. The amazing work the Youth Commission provides allows young people access to invaluable services that support their wellbeing and we are proud to work alongside them, particularly at such a challenging time.”

Charlie Cox, CEO at the Youth Commission states “Some of our most vital services are funded by the local community to ensure that we can support children and families when they are in need of help. The Youth Commission is hugely grateful to RBC for their commitment and efforts in raising over £42,000 throughout 2020.”

If you know of any young person who may need support from the Emotional Health Team, please contact 756099 or email ‘info@youthcommission.gg’ where the team can discuss the situation with you.

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