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Helping to save the Little Chapel

Collas Crill has been instrumental in helping to save the Little Chapel as part of the Firm's corporate social responsibility programme.

Probably Guernsey's best known tourist attraction at Les Vauxbelets was in danger of slipping into the valley due to its poor state and condition but thanks to the hard work of a devoted group of individuals led by Pat Johnson, a Foundation has been formed to take ownership of the historic site and raise much needed funds to pay for the essential works and to restore it to its former glory.

Head of property and partner in charge of the Firm's CSR strategy, Jason Green and trainee Ben Le Page have been heavily involved in the project from very early on and Collas Crill Trust, managed by Matt Litten is providing corporate services to the newly formed Foundation.

Today, Jason Green completed the conveyance of the chapel and some of its surrounding land to the Foundation after many months of legal work including the formation of the Foundation, researching legal title, drafting the conveyance, liaising and negotiating with the previous owners and Blanchelande College over rights, boundaries and related issues.

Jason said "In the 20 plus years of my legal career, this is one of the most interesting properties and probably the most iconic building I have ever dealt with and I am thrilled that we at Collas Crill have been able to work with Pat's team as well as the other firms involved to achieve the aim. Work already done to the chapel has run in to many thousands with more yet to do and it is good that so many people in Guernsey are getting behind this very valuable cause. I wish the Foundation all the very best of luck for the next stages of the chapel's regeneration."

Pat said " Without the support of Collas Crill, who have never flinched over the issues during the last two years, we would never have got where we are, The Little Chapel now belongs to Guernsey. What a result. Our thanks go to the Collas Crill Team."

Click here if you would like to donate funds to this good cause. 

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