Abacus supports Motor Neurone Disease Association

As part of its ongoing corporate responsibility initiatives, local fiduciary and fund services group, Abacus, has donated £940 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Isle of Man) Limited.

Every quarter Abacus nominates a local charity to receive the funds raised through its Charity Salary Deduction Scheme, which allows Abacus staff to contribute a chosen amount of salary every month into a charity pot. At the end of each quarter the amount collected in the pot is gathered by the company and allocated to a charity.

Motor Neurone Disease Association in the Isle of Man was set up in 1993 with the aim of providing practical help and support to make life a little more comfortable for people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) by helping people in a very practical way, but also offering support, information and advice.

Christine Pain, representative for MND Association, said: “Please accept my thanks on behalf of everyone at the Motor Neurone Disease Association for the very generous cheque for £940 resulting from the regular charity donations made by you and your colleagues at Abacus. […] The donation is a wonderful boost to our funds and will be well used to help people living with MND on the Island.”

Stephen Colderwood, Business Development Manager of Abacus Trust Company, added: “The Motor Neurone Disease Association plays an active role in the lives of those on the Island with MND and their families.  With practical help and support, they continue to improve lives by providing equipment in the home such as hoists and high tech breathing aids.”

“We are delighted to have been able to support such a worthwhile cause by offering help for their ongoing hard work, which relies on donations and fundraising.”

The MND group is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families and carers.