Friends Provident International reveals ’12 days of Christmas’ charity donations

12 December 2017

Friends Provident International has announced donations to 12 Isle of Man charities after a year of fundraising by staff.    

Fundraising began in January this year after every team within the company was allocated one month to raise funds for a charity of their choice. Cake sales, car washes, raffles, and dress down days, are just some of the fundraising events that staff organised during the year. A total of £14,078 was raised and this week [December 12th], to celebrate the success of the initiative, representatives of the charities were invited to Friends Provident International’s HQ in Castletown for coffee and cakes. It also provided an opportunity for staff to find out more about the charities, and how the funds will be used to benefit the local community.   

Steve Weston, Managing Director (IoM) and Chief Operating Officer at Friends Provident International, said:  “Everyone at Friends Provident International values the community in which we live and work, and every year we look for opportunities to support local charities. This year’s fundraising initiative generated a lot of enthusiasm from staff, and inspired fun ideas for events from all of the teams involved. It was great to meet all of the charity representatives, and find out more about the excellent work they do. Christmas is all about giving, so it was an ideal time to celebrate the results of the fundraising campaign, and say thanks to everyone who has supported the events during the year.”   

The charities which received donations are Children In Need, Macmillan Isle of Man, Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation, Hospice Isle of Man, Comic Relief, Isle of Man Foodbank, Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association, Isle of Man Women’s Refuge, The Children’s Centre, RNLI, and ManxSPCA. Funds were also raised funds for a campaign to pay for proton therapy for Leo Keefe.   

During 2017 other fundraising initiatives at Friends Provident International have helped 17 more Isle of Man community organisations, including schools and sports clubs.  

Friends Provident International has over 35 years of international experience and is part of the Aviva group which has a heritage that dates back over 300 years. From its offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Castletown in the Isle of Man, Friends Provident International provides savings, investment and protection products to customers in Asia and the UAE. The company has more than 500 staff worldwide who are committed to helping customers achieve their financial goals