JBTC does Battle!

Wed 1 June 2016


Jersey’s oldest established festival and one of the most popular ‘must see’ events in the Island’s calendar of summer activities the Jersey Battle of Flowers has chosen its local charity to support for 2016 the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity.

The Battle of Flowers board continue their commitment to support local causes in the community following other charities chosen in recent years including Jersey Cheshire Homes (2013) Jersey Diabetes (2014) and last year the Jersey Red Cross.

Once again the chosen charity (JBTC) will benefit from funds raised through various means in advance of and during both parades and will enjoy raised awareness through 2016 working together to promote the event and the charity.

Sue May, JBTC Founder/Chairman is thrilled at the potential of this partnership as she explains:

“This is a great honour for us at Jersey Brain Tumour Charity to be chosen by the Battle of Flowers board to benefit from the islands premier event. To be selected alongside other well respected charities previously, sends out a strong message of acknowledgment of the work we do to help islanders. It’s now more important than ever that we reach as many islanders as possible to get across our message that we are here for anyone affected by a Brain Tumour diagnosis. This is going to be another huge step in achieving this with an event that is so fondly treasured by islanders and visitors to Jersey alike. We look forward to supporting the team on battle day and thank everyone in advance for donating what they can, as every penny really does matter for a charity of our size.”

Jersey Battle of Flowers Chairman, Mo Le Var, added that the choice of the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity was a unanimous decision by Board members this year and goes on to say:

“Many of us have known someone effected by a brain tumour diagnosis so we are delighted to be able to lend our support to this worthwhile local charity, which has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time, helping not only the patient but their families and friends, in the hope of making their journey a little bit more manageable.  We wish the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity every success in their fund raising efforts and would encourage the public to show them your support by purchasing one of our official Battle of Flowers souvenir programmes when they go on sale in July, given that a donation is made for every programme sold.

Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now which you can buy online here: http://battleofflowers.co.uk and work is underway across the island by the many exhibitors and this Year’s Miss Battle of Flowers will be crowned on Sunday 5th June.

The Charity will be providing over 25+ volunteers for both parades to sell the official program and supporting the event in other ways. JBTC will also be taking part in the parades itself with a Vintage MG car decorated in local flowers and have inside the charities mascot dog – Darcey dog!

The team at JBTC will also be helping to sell the official programs in advance from their drop in office in St Helier as well as across the island and the charities Business Manager, Kevin Pamplin’s hosting skills will be used as both organisations join together to make this year’s Battle one to remember.

We look forward to telling you more in the days ahead!


Attention of the media: For interviews or further info please contact Jackie Donald (BOF) 730178 or Kevin Pamplin (JBTC) 510867

The Jersey Battle of Flowers

First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation, the Jersey Battle of Flowers has since grown over the past century and more to become one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe and without doubt a major highlight in Jersey’s varied summer calendar of festivals and events and has welcomed over one million spectators over the years.

Jersey Battle of Flowers would like to thank Jersey States EDD, Sport & Culture and Channel Island Lines for their generous sponsorship of this prestigious event which this year is on Thursday 11th August and Friday 12th August 2016. Further information can be sourced via www.battleofflowers.com

The Jersey Brain Tumour Charity

The charity was created by Sue May in 2011 to support and help in a compassionate and practical way those persons living in Jersey and affected by a brain tumours diagnosis. Our services are highly tailored to the needs of our patients to ensure we provide high quality and consistent support during times of uncertainty. Here are our key “projects” that are vital to those we support all year round:

The impact of what we do

Depending on the type of tumour, patient survival rate is high. We understand the impact of a brain tumour is far reaching and can leave patients with long term disabilities such as memory loss, visual and hearing impairment, balance, emotional highs and lows, reduced resilience and tolerance, depression and physical disabilities in both the short and long term.