The Manx Retirement Association’s Ramsey headquarters has a new look thanks to a Celton Manx Recognition award which has provided the charity with new office furniture and a printer.
The association’s director, Howard Parkin, said: ‘The furniture we had previously was old and ill-suited to accommodating the recent upgrade to our IT systems. 2018 is the Manx Retirement Association’s 20th anniversary and we will be relying all the more on our new printer to communicate with our 390-strong membership and print off table plans and place cards, etc, not only for our celebratory dinner later this year but also for our regular monthly luncheons, and for alerting members to our many activities. We’re therefore most grateful to Celton Manx for this award which will help us operate more efficiently and present a professional setting in which to welcome visitors.’
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Retirement can be rewarding and offer new challenges, but for some it can leave a void and prove isolating. The Manx Retirement Association is providing a valuable service, reinvigorating retirement by bringing the over-50s together to share in a varied programme of social and cultural activities and helping to strengthen closer links with the wider community. For these reasons Celton Manx has been pleased to support Howard and his colleagues with this Recognition award and I wish the association every success in its 20th anniversary year.’
Recognition is the corporate social responsibility programme of Celton Manx.
The scheme aims to recognise and support the island’s lower-profile charities and not-for-profit organisations with only limited resources in order to fund, develop and promote their services.
In 2018 Celton Manx made 25 Recognition awards. Applications for the 2019 Recognition programme will open in November 2018.