In 2015 Voisin started sponsoring Jersey Heritage Patrons Scheme. Voisin is one of Jersey’s longest-established law firms; we can trace its origins to 1869. The heritage of our Island is important to us and our partnership with Jersey Heritage will allow us to offer our clients an opportunity to become involved and understand more about our Island and its fascinating history.
The support will help Jersey Heritage to conserve, educate and share collections. Fundraising represents a significant part of Jersey Heritage’s self-generated income. The Patron Scheme helps them to build and conserve their collection, create inspirational exhibitions and events and engage people through learning opportunities. Money raised through the Patron Scheme so far has enabled Jersey Heritage to undertake a number of projects which otherwise would not have been possible. These include the purchase of eight Edmund Blampied sketchbooks for the Island’s Art Collection, which otherwise would have been sold outside the Island, and the development of ‘Jersey Ice
Age Island’ one of their most significant exhibitions of
Jeremy Swetenham, Commercial Operations Director, Jersey Heritage, says:
‘The Jersey Heritage Patron scheme is designed for people who would like to get involved in and enjoy our Island’s heritage in an enhanced and innovative way that is not possible for our general membership. Launched in 2012 our Patrons have quickly evolved into a very active group of supporters from across Jersey, who all benefit from an exciting array of private Patron events and activities throughout the year.
Being a Jersey Heritage Patron give you an opportunity to meet new people and our heritage experts and a chance to become part of the organisation. Income from the Patron fund is ring-fenced for development of the Jersey Heritage collection, educational programmes or acquisition of new items relevant to Jersey’s heritage.’
A wide variety of events have been supported by Voisin including: Kempt Tower Orchid Walk, Jersey Victorian High Tea, Iconic women of Jersey talk, Rib trip to la Cotte de St Brelade to discover Jersey’s Ice Age past, an exploration of the cold war bunker in St Helier and a viewing of a private collection of artwork, to name a few.