Jersey charities benefit from the Royal Wedding appeal

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Image caption Islanders raised £15,286 for three Jersey charities in the Royal Wedding Charity Appeal

Islanders have raised £15,286 for the Royal Wedding Jersey Charity Appeal.

Three local charities - Holidays for Heroes Jersey, Brighter Futures and the Jersey Association of Carers - will benefit from the appeal.

The Bailiff, Michael Birt, set up the appeal for people to leave donations in lieu of a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He acknowledged the generosity of the public in supporting the appeal which marked a "special royal occasion".

He said the money would be shared equally between the three charities.

The Council of Ministers started the appeal in April with a £6,000 donation on behalf of the States of Jersey.

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