STAFF at Tynwald Mills were given a surprise on Monday when they were presented with a special award.
Representatives from Save The Children wished to acknowledge the hard work and commitment the store has made to help raise funds for the charity.
Tynwald Mills, in St John’s, was awarded the first Save The Children Community Partnership award in the island.
The store has supported the charity for five years – and each year they raise around £5,000.
Speaking of the money raised, Rosemary Walters, of Save the Children said: ‘It is fantastic, they are a company that is not just a commercial company, they are a company that has a heart. They are well deserving of the award.’
This year a number of events were organised by the team of around 90 – and they all have had fun coming up with ideas and organising events.
The events included a fashion show, jubilee event, children’s Olympics, circus people, Royal Wedding and many more.
Reacting to the award, events manager Judith Leslie said: ‘Oh gosh, it was a surprise, we had no idea about it whatsoever. It is very nice that all the committee got together and had gone to the trouble, it makes you feel appreciated.
‘We thought the charity was a very wonderful cause. Everything raised goes to the charity and as a firm we decided that we would support it.
‘The staff think it is a fabulous cause. It gives you an incentive and is something different to get involved with. Save The Children also help us with the events, they are very supportive and that makes a difference.’
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