Zurich makes big donations to 3 Manx charities

Article | May 17, 2023

Hospice Isle of Man, ManxSPCA, and Isle of Man Foodbank all received significant donations from Zurich on the Isle of Man's annual charity scheme.

Every year , Zurich employees here on the Island are asked to nominate the local organisations they would like to support through the company’s staff charity fund. The nominated charities are then asked to submit a video or a written explanation of what they would do if they received a grant. After Zurich staff vote for their preferred charities, the poll is used to decide how much is donated to each charity.

At the end of 2022, a total of 37 charities were nominated, and the three organisations with the most votes were granted a total of £22,000. Hospice Isle of Man received £8,700, ManxSPCA £6,900, and Isle of Man Foodbank £6,400. The other 34 nominated charities each received a £100 donation. The 12 most popular charities in the list after the top three (i.e. the 12 listed below Hospice Isle of Man, ManxSPCA and Isle of Man Foodbank) will benefit from monthly staff charity collections carried out by Zurich’s Isle of Man employees. So far in 2023, employees have donated to The Manx Wildlife Trust, Victim Support, Crossroads, and Forget Me Not through these monthly collections.