Company announces its charity of the year

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Douglas-based SMP Partners has announced that Manx Cancer Help has been nominated its charity of the year in 2014.

Staff were asked to choose which charity would benefit from a range of fundraising efforts during the next 12 months and the charity, which offers support to anyone affected by cancer, won the vote.

The charity has already received a boost from SMP Partners with the donation of £7,370 raised at a Venetian-style masquerade ball held in early January.

Prizes for the raffle and auction were donated by 38 local and UK based firms.

SMP Partners, a corporate and trust services provider, has many activities planned for the year ahead to help raise money for Manx Cancer Help and awareness of the work the charity does.

The announcement of Manx Cancer Help as Charity of the Year continues a relationship which began in 2013, when SMP sponsored the launch of the charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations and co-sponsored the May Ball, both attended by Manx Cancer Help patrons James Toseland and Katie Melua.

Mark Denton, managing director of SMP Partners, said: ‘Manx Cancer Help does such wonderful work on the Isle of Man and we are very pleased to be associating ourselves with the charity in 2014. Our staff are looking forward to getting involved with a range of events and through their efforts hope to be able to make a real difference to the charity.’

Manx Cancer Help celebrated its 30th anniversary year in 2013 and is always looking to grow and improve its range of services in line with the needs of those affected by cancer. It has a team of staff who offer psychological, emotional and physical support which complement any medical treatment being given.

Fundraising Events Co-ordinator Ally Martin, said: ‘We are so grateful that SMP Partners has chosen us as charity of the year and delighted by the success of the masquerade ball. We hope to continue to grow our services so we can offer the best level of support possible to anyone who needs us.’

Photograph: Manx Cancer Help fundraising events co-ordinator Ally Martin receives a donation of £7,370 from Mark Denton, managing director of SMP Partners, which has selected Manx Cancer Help as charity of the year for 2014.

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