Who we are
We are a local Christian charity, that works mainly overseas to help children and young people to fulfil their God-given potential.
The work that CRY carries out worldwide falls into 5 key areas: Enabling Education, Empowering Girls, Supporting Refugees, Providing Aid, and Improving Mental Health. You can find out more about the projects that our work supports by visiting our projects page here.
We are independent from Care & Relief for the Young (CRY UK) but fundraise for them, and see them as our parent charity. We have our Trustees in Jersey, who meet regularly to plan for and support our work. The majority of our fundraising is carried out by our 2 successful charity shops, but we also hold events throughout the year to increase awareness locally of the valuable projects we are supporting worldwide and raise funds to support these.
To receive Cry Jersey’s event and shop updates or to hear more about the work that Cry supports around the world, you can sign up here: Cry Jersey mailing list.
Contact Cry Jersey
Our main email address is email@example.com. You can also call us at either 01534 618497 or 01534 618417.
Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/CRYJersey
Regular or one-off donations are gratefully received – no matter how small.
Donations can be made to: HSBC Bank | 40-25-34 | 61534130
If you live in Jersey pay tax here, and donate to us of £50 or more you can help us even further by using the Jersey Gift Support Scheme. For example, a donation of £50 entitles us to claim an additional £12.50 from the Government of Jersey. Regular donations count too - as long as you donate £50 or more in a year, and the donation is made directly to Cry Jersey. When you donate, all you need to do is download the form from here: Jersey Gift Support Form, and return it to us at one of our shops below. If you make a regular donation you only need to complete the form and return it to us once. For more information on how the scheme works, click here.
Donations can be made via Just Giving or can be made to: HSBC Bank | 40-25-34 | 61534130. To donate using Just Giving click the below button.
Our shops in Jersey
We have 2 shops in Jersey, both located on New Street.
- Cry Jersey – Clothes | 42 New Street St Helier JE2 3RA | 01534 618497
Donations gratefully accepted of: Clothes - Shoes & handbags - Jewellery - Ornaments & collectables - Bric-a-brac - Kitchenware - Toys & games
- Cry Jersey – Furniture | 38b New Street St Helier JE2 3RA | 01534 618417
Donations gratefully accepted of Furniture - Electrical items - Bicycles - Plants & garden equipment
There is a lay-by outside for drop-offs, or you can call 01534 618417 to arrange a collection of larger items. Delivery of larger items purchased in our shops can also be arranged.
A great way to support Cry is to offer your help at one of our shops – we are always in need of volunteers to help with various jobs. You might prefer to help behind the scenes, or in a more customer-facing role, for a morning or an afternoon, or even for just a few hours. Whatever time you have to commit, we would be pleased to hear from you. We would also welcome students who wish to volunteer during school holidays.
Our fundraising events:
Cry Jersey organizes various events to complement the valuable funds raised in our shops:
- Open Gardens
- Cake sales
- An annual Barn Dance
- An annual Christmas Raffle
- Bag packing events
- The ‘Apprentice Challenge’ – kindly supported by various secondary schools.
- The CRY Western Walk
Volunteers are always needed for our fundraising events. If you can lend us a hand please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01534 618497. We would love to hear from you if you have a fundraising idea of your own or if you would like to involve your workplace in fundraising or collecting items for our shops.
Please see below for a calendar of currently planned events:
February 2024 - on Saturday 24th February we will be holding our popular Barn Dance, at the Royal Hotel, St Helier. For more information or to be notified when tickets go on sale please email: email@example.com
May 2024 – Saturday 11th May will see the return of our Cry Western Walk. Join us for a 13-mile walk from Layby 1, St Helier to Corbiere and back, or a 6-mile option to St Aubin’s Village and back. Registration will open soon – inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October - December - tickets for our annual Christmas raffle go on sale from the CRY shops at 38b and 42 New Street from mid-October.
Registered Charity Number: 166 and AJC Number: 365.