The Isle of Man branch of the Alzheimer's Society has been chosen as the 2017 Charity of the Year by staff at leading corporate service provider SMP Partners.
The charity provides support to anyone affected by any form of dementia from its Isle of Man office.
SMP Partners staff voted for all the proceeds from their charitable work during 2017 to go to this important cause, which is a lifeline for many people in the Island.
Mark Denton, Managing Director of SMP Partners, said: 'Every year our staff vote for a charity to support and once again they have chosen a really good cause to help. Alzheimer's disease can be a lonely and scary condition, and often affects whole families, so the work that the Alzheimer's Society does to alleviate those pressures as well as researching ways to combat dementia, is essential
'I'm so proud of the charitable work that the team at SMP Partners gets involved with every year and I'm sure the money we raise will be make a real difference to the work of the Alzheimer's Society here in the Island.'
Grahame Bell from the Alzheimer's Society in the Isle of Man added: 'We are delighted that SMP Partners has chosen our cause as the Charity of the Year for 2017. The funds they raise will give a real boost to the charity and will enable us to help so many more people in our community. In the Island we provide a range of activities to improve life for people with dementia, carers and families, including companionship, support and events to stimulate memories.'
The first donation of £6,500 was raised during an auction and raffle at the firm's annual staff party, held on 4th February.
SMP Partners would like to thanks the many organisations who donated some fantastic prizes for the annual party including Barclays Bank, BetConstruct, BetVictor, Brightlife, Bushy's Brewery, Cannon Hygiene Manx, Capital International, Descon, Edward Bryan Removals, Elegance Taxis, F.C.X., Island Tyres, Little Fish Café, Majestic Chinese Restaurant – Casino, Manx Business Solutions, Manx Telecom, Merrill Lynch, Nedbank Private Wealth, Newfield, Okells Brewery, Palace Hotel & Casino, Port-hair-inn, Portofino Restaurant, Shine Om Studio, Speedy Parking, Standard Bank, Sure, Tandoor Restaurant, Tea Junction, Tempobet, The Regency Hotel, Thomas Miller Investment, Titley's Cleaners, Tynwald Inn St. Johns, Words & Spaces and Xela Holdings.