ISLE of Man Bank is continuing to sponsor the island’s branch of the Crimestoppers charity.
Isle of Man Crimestoppers is part of the UK Crimestoppers ‘family’ and is an independent Manx charity dedicated to fighting crime across the island.
It focuses on local issues that are important to the community - improving crime detection and thereby enhancing quality of life in the island.
Isle of Man Crimestoppers also announced that Craig Wolstencroft, managing director of marketing and PR firm Mainstream Financial, has joined its committee. He is also supporting Crimestoppers by Mainstream Financial providing PR and marketing services to promote the charity.
Stuart McCudden, chairman of Isle of Man Crimestoppers, thanked Isle of Man Bank for its donation and added: ‘We are fortunate that the island has a low crime rate, but we must never become complacent about how much harm crime can do to those who are victims.
‘Generous donations such as those from Isle of Man Bank are vital if we are to continue our work.
‘I would also like to welcome Craig Wolstencroft to our committee, his PR and marketing expertise will be a great asset as we seek to promote Isle of Man Crimestoppers in the months and years ahead.’
Paul Smith, Isle of Man Bank Board member, said: ‘Isle of Man Bank is proud to continue its support of the excellent work being carried out by Isle of Man Crimestoppers. Statistics have shown our support is playing a major role in the fight against crime and promotes the aims of Crimestoppers throughout the island.
‘All calls to 0800 555111 are answered by Crimestoppers’ staff and only the relevant details relating to the crime are passed to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
‘We believe our support of Crimestoppers helps get this message across.’
Isle of Man Crimestoppers promotes the 0800 555111 hotline and the www.crimestoppers-uk.org website which are both anonymous methods which can be used to pass on information about crime. All calls are handled by the UK Crimestoppers Call Centre, so Manx callers can therefore be assured of their complete anonymity and information given online is also untraceable.
The charity also promotes the ‘Fearless’ website - www.fearless.org - aimed at encouraging more young people to help in the fight against crime.