Yet another great event in the Jersey calendar, is the Beach Rugby.
The event takes place on St Brelades Beach and supports local charities, Holidays for Heroes Jersey, Jersey Women’s Refuge and Beachability.
Before heading up to the beach rugby, I was given a great idea after a meeting with Marks and Spencer Jersey. The lovely team had met with me earlier in the week to discuss their new bespoke hamper service. Who doesn’t love a good hamper?!
We chatted about the great options available with the hampers and how M&S Jersey are embracing the online world with this new venture. Their delicious hampers can be ordered bespoke or ready made, with literally the whole store of products to choose from!
You simply need to email them to order on CustomerServices@marks-and-spencer.je, let them know what tasty treats you would like, and they package it all up in a delightful wicker hamper for you.
Even better than that, you can pick it up from the King Street store, or the wonderful team will deliver it to an M&S closer to your home and you can collect it from there. If that’s not great service, I don’t know what is!
We packed up some chilled Champagne (although you can also ask the M&S team to include this in your hamper too!) and grabbed our beach blankets and cool bag, before heading off to pick up the ultimate picnic hamper.
M&S Jersey had kindly offered to supply me with a hamper for the day, to review the new service. I trusted their judgement on what best to include for the day’s sustenance and boy, I was not disappointed!
Just look at the size of it! Our hamper contained a selection of savoury snacks, sweet treats, crudités and humous, crisps, cheese and biscuits and macaroons. It was all super tasty and looked amazing also!
After all swooning over our great looking lunch for the day, we finally headed off to the beach.
We arrived and set up our blankets under the glorious sun, spread out our legs and dug our toes firmly into the warm sandy beach.
Champagne was poured, whilst we all chatted happily and took a few snaps in the sun, catching up on the days events so far and meeting some of the wonderful ladies taking part in the event.
The atmosphere at the event was amazing, with summer music playing out over the speakers and spectators buzzing all around us, the beach was a hive of activity.
We cheered and clapped as the local teams took turns to take to the pitch. The energy they gave off was amazing, especially in such hot conditions! Made up from local corporate companies, each team was made up from volunteers from various companies, who had all come together to raise money for such great causes.
The afternoon was a great display of community spirit and sportsmanship, with some even better celebratory poses, like the wonderful ladies team above!
Of course, all that time spent watching the athletic ladies and gents running around in the sand, worked up quite an appetite! The time had come to delve in to the ultimate picnic!
I can say with confidence, that we certainly had the poshest picnic on the beach! The spectacular spread drew lots of comments and attention from passers by, to the point where we actually started inviting people to help us tuck in and enjoy! Of course, they happily obliged and we enjoyed our ever expanding picnic group.
Myself and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the hamper, in fact, it actually completed what was already a lovely day and made it a great one! If you have occasion to do so, definitely order yourself one. Marks and Spencer really do all the hard work for you, so you can get on with enjoying your occasion, whatever it may be.
Prices of the hampers start from just £35.00, and you can build your very own with all your M&S favourites! For more information, you can email them at CustomerServices@marks-and-spencer.je, visit them online on their Jersey website, or even call the superb team on 01534 508724 / 07700 717504.
They would also make fantastic gifts for friends and family, for all occasions! I’ve already planned my next purchase for some of my summer events, and can’t wait to indulge in the delicacies again! Let me know if you decided to order one and send me your pictures? I’d love to see what you chose!