RNLI receive a donation from Simcocks, Isle of Man

Lifeboats News Release

Mr Phil Games, Simcocks Chief Executive Officer, recently visited RNLI Douglas lifeboat to present a cheque for £3,000, which was the result of their fundraising over the last year.

Cheque presentation L-R: Mr Samuel Games(Simcocks), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI) and Mr Phil Games(Simcocks)

RNLI/Mike Howland

Cheque presentation L-R: Mr Samuel Games(Simcocks), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI) and Mr Phil Games(Simcocks)
Mr Phil Games was accompanied by their Marketing Manager, Mr Samuel Games, who explained how the donation came about ' 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

Principal contributions were made by Lynee Sayle, Sarah Wolter, Taryn Pile and Amy Coole who helped raise £1,000 through their Parish Walk fundraising, and Janine Lashmar who with the help of Simcocks Directors raised £1,000 through a very successful fish supper event at Noa Bakehouse helped by various sponsor donations. The remaining £1,000 was raised by various other Simcocks staff throughout the year. '

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the RNLI was Douglas lifeboat's full time mechanic, Tony Radcliffe. Tony says ' We are very grateful to Simcocks for their kind donation. As a charity, we rely on voluntary contributions from the public, and we are very happy that Simcocks have chosen to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution '

Notes to editors
Caption for one attached photo: L-R: Mr Samuel Games(Simcocks), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI) and Mr Phil Games(Simcocks) Credit: RNLI/Mchael Howland

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