We are dedicated to helping disadvantaged and special needs children in Jersey. Since our inauguration in 1968, Variety - the Children’s Charity of Jersey - Tent 52 have raised millions of pounds.

Variety are also very fortunate to have an extremely active Ladies section that contribute in many ways to the fund raising activities and are always available to lend a helping hand.

 Our Mission STATEMENT

Variety - the Children’s Charity of Jersey aims to ensure that all disadvantaged and special needs children have the same opportunities in life.


Almost on a daily basis, Variety - the Children’s Charity of Jersey receives requests from schools, health visitors, social workers, occupational therapists and other organisations who have direct dealings with families. These requests are for help with food, shoes, clothing, baby equipment and other basic needs. Variety also receives requests to provide specialist equipment for disabled children such as wheelchairs, walkers, electronic beds and supportive buggies.

All of these requests are for children from low income families and most often single parent families. Variety pay towards educational school trips, mostly to France for children whose parents cannot afford it, ensuring no child in the class is left behind. Variety's aim is to ensure that as far as possible all children have equal opportunities. Variety hold Summer and Christmas parties for children with special needs, their parents and siblings.

here are some of our many achievements since 1968…

2018
St Peter’s School - 20 Picnic Tables
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Artificial Grass
2017
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Interactive Hydrotherapy Sensory Pool
Regent Gymnastics - Specialist Equipment
2016
Springfield School - Outdoor Learning Area
2015
The Variety Sailing Trust - Life Raft for the “Spirit of Variety”
Health and Social Services - Donation towards the Dental Department Refurbishment
2014
BeachAbility - Paedriatric Tilt-In Space Chair
2013
La Moye School - Refurbishment
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Donation towards Refurbishment
The Variety Sailing Trust - Donation
2012
Rouge Bouillon School - Roof Garden
St Brelade Scout Group - Donation towards Headquarters Extension
Centre Point Trust - Nursery Garden
Brighter Futures Parenting Support Services - Donation
2011
Little Oaks Nursery - Donation
Jersey Golf Development - Children’s Tuition Fees
2010
Trinity Youth Centre - Cafe Extension
Jersey Air Cadets - Kitchen Refurbishment
Janvrin School - Trim Trail
Brighter Futures Parenting Support Services - Donation
2009
Trinity School - Trim Trail
Eden House - Refurbishment
Brighter Futures Parenting Support Services - Donation
2008
D’Auvergne School - Play Area
Ear, Nose and Throat - Clinic and Children’s Waiting Room
2007
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Extension
2006
Launch of “The Vernon Lilford Spirit of Variety” Catamaran
2005
Accident and Emergency Department - Children’s Treatment Room
Samares School - Playground Equipment
2003
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Garden Landscaping and improved Wheelchair Access
2002
The Variety Sailing Centre - St Aubin’s Fort
2001
Mont a L’Abbe School - Quiet Garden
2000
Mont a L’Abbe School - Sensory Room
1999
Maufant Variety Youth Centre - Extension
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Hydrotherapy Pool
1998
Jersey Women’s Refuge - Playroom
1997
States of Jersey Children’s Service - Playbus
1996
Mont a L’Abbe School - Toy Library
1994
Launch of “Spirit of Variety” Catamaran and Fishing Boat
1993
Hilgrove Variety Youth Centre - Build
1988
Oakwell Children’s Respite Home - Acquired and Refurbished
1984
Maufant Variety Youth Centre - Build
1975
Maison Variety (Les Amis) - Build
1968 - 2012
Purchased Fifty Five Sunshine Coaches