Category: The Magpie Trust

Set sail Trust Pilot Cutters Event

Andreas Tautscher 24 July 2019 Category: The Magpie Trust

Altair Guernsey together with our Charitable Foundation Magpie were pleased to support the Set Sail Trust Pilot Cutters event. This annual event is focussed on giving primary school children and youth clubs the opportunity to learn about sailing in a 19th century pilot cutter, with nearly 700 participating over two weeks. The schools also use this to raise awareness of an aspect of marine life and this year the focus has been on plastic in the oceans. The Trust’s co-founder is Andreas Tautscher, one of Altair’s Directors.

As well as supporting this great cause Altair was also able to use one of the boats to take a number of clients out for an evening’s sailing’

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Boat with sails

Boat from behind


Hubert Nicolle 19 July 2019 Category: The Magpie Trust

Greta Nicolle, one of Hubert Nicolle’s daughters, has been instrumental in raising over £5,000 for PPBF through the organisation of a charity haircut. In addition, Greta and her friends from Vauvert Primary School donated their cut hair to The Little Princess Trust, a UK charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young people that have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. Greta was inspired to organise the event in memory of her sister Aggie, who died from cancer in 2016, as she would have been 10 years old on 23 July. Greta was joined by seven friends from her school, which Aggie also attended, as well as the headmaster and caretaker, who both “braved the shave”. The day helped raise money for Aggie’s Burrow, one of PPBF’s two flats in Southampton, which are used to provide free accommodation to children and their families who are receiving treatment in Southampton.


The Magpie Charity Trust c/o Altair Partners Jersey donated £250 to the event …

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Shorts Week

Andreas Tautscher 18 July 2019 Category: The Magpie Trust


Directors from Altair Guernsey participated in the annual Bermuda Shorts Week organised by MUG. Whereby men and women of the island wore traditional Bermuda shorts and long socks for one week, starting Monday 8 July 2019. MUG’s initiative funded the supply of sunscreen to schools in the Bailiwick, to not only help protect the children from skin cancer but also to educate them of the risks of sun exposure.

Altair Guernsey office raised £140, which was matched by Magpie Trust.

Here are Andreas, Andrew, Hubert and Matt, directors of Altair Guernsey looking rather resplendent in their socks and shorts


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Altair Sponsors Vale Rec Teams at Under 10's BWCI Football Tournament

Andreas Tautscher 23 July 2017 Category: The Magpie Trust

The BWCI mini's football festival in its 15th year and recognised as one of the highlights of the mini's football calendar across the Channel Islands was staged on the weekend of 22-23 July 2017.   Altair sponsored two teams from Vale Rec, Guernsey.  Each competitor was given a shirt and a bag to use during the tournament along with refreshments throughout the two days of competition.

All local and Jersey based teams played against some professional clubs, including Everton, Southampton and Bristol City.  Both teams recorded wins and matches against local opposition were very close.    Entering a second team allowed the club to give those players 'the experience' of competitive tournament play along with facing premier league opposition. 

Both teams trained extremely hard leading up to the tournament putting in another 11 weeks additional training since the season ended at the end of April.   Altair was delighted to support the club and allow players to have the best possible supp…

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The Magpie Trust - Q1 2017 Donations

Helen King 04 April 2017 Category: The Magpie Trust

Danda-Kharka Project – Nepal 2016

The Danda-Kharka are looking to rebuild the Primary School that was destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 and give the children a learning environment and an opportunity to secure a sustainable future that we all take for granted. 

In January 2015, a team of twelve volunteers from Jersey worked in Dandakharka, Nepal to help provide clean water for every house in village.  This was a community Work Project organised by Jersey Overseas Aid, which runs similar voluntary missions in different countries ever year.  Danda-Kharka have resolved to raise funds to help with the rebuilding and some work has already been funded.  When Danda-Kharka asked the villagers, what was their next most important need, they were told it was the school.

The primary school in Dandakharka served seventy children who, since the earthquake, have been taught in temporary classrooms with no windows, heating or electricity and little in the way of learning aids. 



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Plenty of Green Fingers at Samares School

Julia Chapman 29 September 2016 Category: The Magpie Trust

Samarès School was a hive of activity recently as the staff of Altair helped prepare the ground for the school’s kitchen garden project in preparation for the winter months ahead.

Over the summer holidays the garden had become very overgrown, so Altair staff donned their gardening gloves and volunteered to weed the raised beds and surrounding areas, cutting back bushes, laying a new path to the pond and generally give a helping hand so the garden was ready for the children to plant their winter crop.

The school children had sown seeds earlier on in the year and maintained the garden (and the chickens!) and were rewarded with an excellent crop of vegetables, including carrots, spring onions, tomatoes and 21lbs of potatoes which they were able to sell at their school summer fête. 

The garden project is part of the Caring Cooks Jersey incentive that launched the Jamie Oliver Kitchen Garden Project early in 2016 which also supports two other local schools, encouraging school childre…

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Altair Sponsor Ipes in the Impetus Private Equity Triathlon

Ian Lambert 22 September 2016 Category: The Magpie Trust

Ipes CEO Chris Merry and Director of Development Tim Andrews took part in the CVC Challenge Relay Triathlon.

Completing an 800m swim, 32K bike ride and 7.5K run.  The team name "Ipes Invincibles" crossed the line 8th out of 46 teams.

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon, in association with the BVCA is an annual event and this year took place at Dorney Lake in Windsor.  Over 500 triathletes battled it out from dozens of private equity firms, raising money for Impetus-PEF.

All money raised from the triathlon supports disadvantaged children.  Ipes raised £800 which included a £400 donation from The Magpie Trust c/o Altair Partners based in Jersey.






80's Altair Ego's raise money for Cancer Research, UK

Julia Chapman 27 June 2016 Category: The Magpie Trust

On Saturday 25th June the Altair Ego’s team gathered together at FB Fields to take part in a 24-hour Relay for Life walk in aid of Cancer Research, UK.

The sun shone for the 24-hour fundraiser, which began at noon on the Saturday with cancer survivors taking their lap of honour, cheered on and supported by the local community, before the 22 teams took to the track.

The atmosphere was fun with plenty of live entertainment and film screenings for families and supporters with games and activities throughout the day for children.

Altair Ego’s, together with a kind donation from The Magpie Trust and their prize money for winning best decorated tent, raised over £2,500 which will go towards the overall fundraising total, which will hopefully match the £45,000 raised last year.

Altair Raise Money for Jersey Mencap

Julia Chapman 17 May 2016 Category: The Magpie Trust

On Sunday 15th May 2016, several Altair employees joined together to support Jersey Mencap's main fundraiser of the year and walk the South Coast Charity Challenge.

The weather conditions on the day were glorious, clear blue skies and a cool breeze making the 15 mile sponsored walk from La Rocque to Corbiere thoroughly enjoyable, taking in the stunning scenery whilst raising money for such a good cause.

In total, and with a kind donation from the Magpie Trust, over £1,000 was raised which will be given to Jersey Mencap to help children and adults with a learning disability in Jersey.

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The Magpie Trust - 2015 Donations

Julia Chapman 07 January 2016 Category: The Magpie Trust

Altair Partners, via The Magpie Trust have made the following charitable donations throughout 2015:-

The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity, Jersey

Donna Annand sadly passed away on 18 February 2011 following a long and brave battle against Stage IV malignant melanoma.  Donna’s wish was that this disease be highlighted to allow the early detection and treatment of melanoma to improve people’s chances of survival.  The result of Donna’s wish is the formation of The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity. 

Peter Rioda of Sanne Group raising money for Children in Crisis

On Sunday, 26th April 2015 Peter Rioda of Sanne Group ran the Virgin London Marathon and raised over £1,750 for water sanitation projects in Liberian schools.  Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world and to make things worse, it has been at the centre of the Ebola crisis.  Sanitation generally is a problem in remote villages. Water sanitation projects centered around Liberian schools improves …

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The Magpie Trust supports Macmillan's biggest coffee morning

Julia Chapman 29 September 2015 Category: The Magpie Trust

The Magpie Trust, set up by Altair Partners Limited held a coffee morning at the offices of Forum 3 on the 25th September in support of Macmillan.

Altair invited staff from neighbouring offices including Vantage Innovation, Digital Jersey, Bank of Singapore and J P Morgan to enjoy homemade delicious cakes baked by staff members, raising £500 for such a worthy cause.

By way of a background, Macmillan launched its coffee morning in 1990 with the simple idea that guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their drink to Macmillan.  Since then, the Coffee Morning has grown into Macmillan's biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and has raised over £138 million to date.

All money raised will help Macmillan as follows:-

  • £159,063 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for three years, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

  • £53,021 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a year, helpin…

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Golfers hit the greens for Autism Guernsey

Nick Watkins 17 September 2015 Category: The Magpie Trust

The third annual Autism Guernsey golf day took place on the 11th September raising in excess of £8,000.

Part sponsored by Altair Partners Limited the event was held at La Grande Mare Golf Club and involved 26 teams mostly from the corporate / finance sector, consisting of 104 participants including Nick Watkins and Michel Davy who teamed up with Steve Cliff of PraxisIFM Group and John Rochester of Mourant Ozannes to form their team the Altair Rangers.

Paul's Motors kindly sponsored the car which was the hole in one prize on the 11th but sadly no one managed to win this, instead there was a hole in one the 13th!

First place went to Lloyds Offshore, followed by Aztec in second and Raven Russia in third place.

As well as raising funds through the entrance fees, a raffle also encouraged players to dig deep for Autism Guernsey to raise funds which will go towards ongoing services for their Outreach programme which provides personalised support to individuals and families in the com…

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The Magpie Trust - 2014 Donations

Julia Chapman 17 December 2014 Category: The Magpie Trust

Altair Partners, via The Magpie Trust has agreed a commitment to CSR, and has made contributions throughout 2014, totalling £12,500 to the following local and international charities:-

Brighter Futures Jersey

A charity that works in partnership with Jersey Parenting Support Service.  Their aim is to provide children, families and young people the opportunity to be safe, healthy and happy enabling them to have brighter futures.  

De Mond Gymnastics Academy

DMGA are a local gymnastic club looking to raise money to re-install and refurbish their new training facility and to help with the travel costs of their young gymnastics who recently attended the Hampshire County and National competitions.  

Disaster Emergency Committee

The DEC brings 13 UK leading charities together in times of crisis:  Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Pl…

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