Almost £1,700 has been raised for the Isle of Man Children’s Centre during an event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors.
It 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.
Clive Parrish, chairman of the Institute of Directors in the Isle of Man, said: ‘Our 25th anniversary event proved a huge success.
‘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.’
Stuart Nelson, head of corporate and intermediary nanking at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, 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.’
The Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors was founded in November 1988. The Institute says it 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.