The Abacus Trust Group has donated £5800 to Isle Listen after taking part in a range of fundraising efforts to support its work.
The money was raised through a voluntary staff salary deduction scheme which is matched by the company and a range of fundraising activities including bake sales, a morning tea get together, a team brunch, a sea dip and a raffle.
On behalf of the company, Director Sam Eves, presented a cheque to Emma Callin, the charity’s head of fundraising.
Sam said: “Isle Listen’s work to provide early intervention and prevention support across the Island is very important in improving the approach to and perception of mental health. Abacus wants to champion charities improving quality of life and we are very proud of the generosity shown by the team who take part in our philanthropic endeavours. We all appreciate the value of the community we live and work in which is why there is a strong commitment to give something back.”
Emma said: “The amount Abacus has raised is a bit more than it costs us to run one of our educational programmes in a school for a whole academic year. This support will impact not only the children we interact with but also their families as positive mental health becomes something that children and young people can talk about with confidence. We couldn’t provide our schools and therapy services without the generous support of organisations like Abacus and we are immensely grateful that they chose Isle Listen when seeking a charity to support.”
To find out more about Isle Listen visit www.islelisten.im