Almost £1,700 was raised for The Children’s Centre at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors.
The event,was attended by 101 people who were addressed by director general of the institute Simon Walker.
As well as supporting the event, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management matched money raised during a raffle pound-for-pound, bring the final total to £1,694.
The money will now be donated to The Children’s Centre, one of Barclays’ Charities of the Year in 2013.
Stuart Nelson, head of corporate and intermediary banking at Barclays Isle of Man, said: ‘We were delighted to underline our relationship with the Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors by sponsoring the 25th anniversary celebrations, and were very pleased to welcome Simon Walker to the island.
‘Mr Walker has enjoyed a distinguished and fascinating career, including serving as Communications Secretary to The Queen at Buckingham Palace and special adviser in the prime minister’s policy unit at 10 Downing Street.’
Mr Nelson added: ‘We were also very pleased to match the funds raised during the raffle for The Children’s Centre.’
The Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors was founded in November 1988. The Institute is an organisation for professional leaders, supporting members by encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society.
Clive Parrish, chairman of the Institute of Directors in the Isle of Man, said: ‘Our 25th anniversary event proved a huge success, and I’d like to thank Barclays Wealth and Investment Management for its continued support.
#It was a pleasant surprise that our raffle raised so much, and to have that amount doubled by Barclays was magnificent, meaning a significant donation can be made to The Children’s Centre.’