Abacus Trust Group are delighted to announce a total of £983 has been raised for Manx Decaf, as part of the company’s quarterly charity initiative.
Manx Decaf is a local Isle of Man charity, which first began in 2006 by staff within the former Department of Health and Social Security following a UK conference on dementia. It was during this conference, that the new concept of dementia cafes emerged, inspiring the initiative to be set up on-Island.
Over the next decade the project became so popular three additional cafés were developed and the official creation of the independent charity ‘Manx Decaf’ in 2012.
The charity’s overall aim is to provide a social and relaxed environment which offers an opportunity to meet others affected by the disease and a safe place where anyone can come to get information on dementia and other memory problems from trained professionals, ensuring they receive the best advice possible.
Abacus staff member, Sian Whelan-Ferris who nominated the charity commented “I was delighted to hear Manx Decaf were selected as our quarterly charity, having supported them in 2015, I was aware of the amazing work they do for those suffering from dementia and other forms of memory loss, to have the opportunity to provide additional funds to help the ongoing hard work of the charity and their volunteers is a real pleasure.”
Following fundraising throughout Q4 2021, Abacus staff were pleased to present the cheque to the charity Chair Person, Raina Chatel, who provided staff with a brief insight into the support Manx Decaf provide and the incredible impact it has on the community.
Charity funds were raised through the ongoing staff salary deduction scheme and a number of staff activities, including a Christmas Bah Humbug breakfast, a raffle onboard the steam train as part of a staff social and at their Year End Bash.
For more information about Manx Decaf and the support they provide, including where and when the cafes run, please follow the link: Manx Decaf – Isle of Man Government
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