Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association’s (IOM ACA) profile has been strengthened after the Manx charity received a Celton Manx Recognition award to fund the production of money collection boxes and fundraising packs.
The charity was one of 22 local good causes to benefit from the 2019 Recognition awards programme which aims to recognise, support and lend visibility to some of the island’s lower-profile charities and not-for-profit organisations that have only limited resources to fund, deliver and promote their services.
IOM ACA executive officer Sandy Denning said: ‘Having money boxes and fundraising packs is something we’ve wanted for some time, so we’re extremely grateful to Celton Manx for this award.
‘2019 is our 60th anniversary year and we’re planning a wide range of events. To have these promotional packs will be invaluable in helping us to project a professional image and raise greater awareness.
‘We’ll be taking the boxes and packs into schools as well as businesses when we give presentations and I’m so pleased with the new materials that I’ve been inspired to review all our branding, and what better time to be doing this than in our diamond anniversary year.’
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Sandy and her team are working tirelessly to raise vital funds for research into accelerating early diagnosis and detection of cancer, a disease that touches the lives so many.
‘At a time when the third sector is having to operate in an increasingly challenging economic climate and are struggling to have their voice heard, it is critical that these organisations are equipped with the resources that will heighten their profile. It is for these reasons that Celton Manx has been pleased to support the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association with a Recognition award.’
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery and Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association’s executive officer Sandy Denning are pictured with the charity’s new fundraising pack and money collection box. Photo Matt Mosur