Celton Manx is to donate airtime to five Manx charities.
The Isle of Man branches of the Alzheimer’s Society, British Red Cross and Samaritans, together with Crossroads Care Young Carers Project in association with service user and fundraiser Darren Kennish, and Tabitha’s Trust will each receive Manx Radio airtime slots sponsored by Celton Manx.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Our experience as a business committed to social responsibility and “being a good neighbour” has shown that lending visibility and giving a voice to a charity or campaign can, very often, have an impact far exceeding that of monetary support.
‘We see donating Manx Radio airtime to these worthy causes, which have only limited resources for awareness raising, as a means of recognising the valuable service each one provides, turning that acknowledgement into action and helping those who help others.’
Alzheimer’s Society Isle of Man raises awareness of dementia and offers information, advice and support to people affected by it.
British Red Cross: ‘Helping People in Crisis.’ In the Isle of Man the charity is looking to recruit more volunteer first aiders.
Crossroads Care Young Carers Project provides emotional, social and practical support to Young Carers aged between five and 24. In 2015 service user and dedicated fundraiser Darren Kennish, who has impaired mobility, is looking to become the first Manxman to complete the London Marathon in a recumbent three-wheeled race bike.
Samaritans offers confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support 365 days a year to anyone struggling to cope.
Tabitha’s Trust helps families through child bereavement, providing services and support.
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery with, front row, Val Culligan (British Red Cross) Les Shires (Samaritans) and Victoria Kissack (Tabitha’s Trust). Back row: Helen Gibson (Samaritans) Anna McCanney (Alzheimer’s Society), Darren Kennish (Crossroads Care Young Carers Project) and Allan Creer (British Red Cross). Photo Bill Dale