The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the acquisition of a new vehicle, to be used by local charity, Hospice Isle of Man.
A new van has been acquired by the charity to be used for the collection and deliveries of donated items, to and from the Hospice Shops to donor’s homes or business premises. It joins other vans used by the Hospice Shops, to support the generation of income for Hospice.
Thank you to the generous support of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the van has been brought over at no cost to the charity, ensuring the funds we raise are able to be used in the most effective way.
Each of the Hospice Shop vans are vital in ensuring the retail arm of the charity runs efficiently, with the drivers covering more than 26,000 miles every year across the Island. Hospice offers a free collection service on the Isle of Man with the sale of every donated item making an essential contribution to the £6.8 million that needs to be raised by the charity this year.
Kathy Foley, Hospice Shops Retail Manager, says, “We are delighted to have our new van on Island now, with special thanks to the Steam Packet Company who have ensured bringing the van over has come at no cost to us. Acts such as this, ensure that as much money as possible that we make in our shops, can go directly to patient care, so thank you.”
Brian Thomson, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support such a great cause through our Manx Community Assistance Scheme. We pride ourselves on giving back to our community through various support schemes and this is an amazing time where we can give back.”