Staff at Nedbank Private Wealth have the ability to nominate a charity of their choice. Find out about the current five staff-nominated charities.
The current five staff-nominated charities are:
Provide an opportunity for enhancement of quality of life for people in the Isle of Man who are suffering from terminal cancer or who are otherwise suitable for Hospice Care and for whom palliative care is suitable and appropriate.
The Manx Workshop for the Disabled is a registered charity set up in 1983 to provide a continual source of encouragement to disabled people in the Isle of Man by creating a safe and positive environment where they can realise their full potential as part of a competent and productive workforce. Over the last 30 years the Workshop has provided meaningful employment to well over 100 people with disabilities and established strong local markets for company seals, engraving, laser work and quality wood products such as benches, fences, plinths, house sign and clocks.
All monies raised are used to help local people suffering from cancer. They help in a variety of ways – such as paying for patients to have complementary therapy eg, reflexology, massage – helping with travel costs when patients have to leave the island for treatment.
Phillip's Footprints supports parents after the devastating loss of a baby by offering memory boxes, peer support and remembrance events. They also feel very strongly about making pregnancy safer and invest in every pregnancy by funding antenatal training, antenatal equipment and education for pregnant mums, as this will reduce the number of stillbirths, premature births and complications at birth. Every year they support around 15 families who lose a baby. At the request of the Maternity Unit, they also fund at least two training courses (70 places) and continue to fundraise for antenatal equipment.
DO - Developing Orphans are a very small charity whose aim is to help orphaned children in Uganda. More often than not these children have become orphaned because their parents have been killed for political reasons or have been displaced and the children (often 3, 4, or 5 siblings) have had to flee and hide to save their own lives.
The charity enables these destitute, orphaned children, in child headed households and other children left destitute through war, the political environment, famine and natural disasters to benefit from an education. They don’t just give them money; they educate them in practical work – that was what I was particularly impressed with – so that they have the skills and knowledge to improve their fate and, hopefully, the fate of the country as a whole.
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