Each year Simcocks adopts one particular charity to support for 12 months. The aim is to make a significant contribution to an organisation that will impact on Isle of Man life. It is the company’s workforce who nominate and subsequently vote for each group we support. Employees work together to raise money through a variety of ways including organising sponsored walks, cake baking, and holding dress-down days. For 2017 staff voted to support the RNLI.
As the founder of RNLI lived in the Isle of Man, the charity is close to the hearts of many of our colleagues and clients so we decided to throw a fish supper event as an excuse to network with good people, enjoy good food and raise money for a great cause.
The RNLI Fish Supper is an annual event to raise vital funds for their lifesaving work. In 2016 alone, volunteer crews helped over 29,181 people, 55 of these were across the Isle of Man coastline.The crews are ready to drop everything – even their supper – at a moment’s notice to go to the rescue of people in trouble on the water.
On Friday 13 October, we invited a selection of our clients to Noa Bakehouse for fishy nibbles, live music and an open bar. We also invited some of the local RNLI crew to tell our guests a little bit more about the hard work they do. Guests were encouraged to enter a raffle to win a great selection of prizes kindly donated by the International Stock Exchange, Brightlife, Robinsons, Green Wheels IOM, Segway IOM and the Wine Cellar.
A grand total of £1,000 was raised from the event, and this will be added to the other fundraising activity we have been doing throughout the year.
Commenting on the event, Marketing Manager Janine Lashmar said: “Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. RNLI relies solely on donations to continue their lifesaving service and all of the staff at Simcocks agreed it was a worthy charity to support. When we heard about the annual Fish Supper event, we decided to throw one with our own twist. We’d like to thank all of our clients who attended and helped make the event a great success.”
23PEOPLE RESCUED EVERY DAY
6,100+LIFESAVERS TRAINED AND EQUIPPED
8,851 LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED