A leading trust specialist has helped turn the Island pink and raise significant money for an invaluable cause.
Zedra Isle of Man participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a number of ways – most notably by sponsoring a fundraising ball which raised £28,000.
Staff at the firm in Upper Church Street in Douglas then brought some delicious home baked goods into work for a bake sale and donated a variety of bottles for a tombola stall, also wearing pink to mark the Isle of Women Pink Day, collecting a further £600 in the process.
Zedra has been regular supporters of the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group charity which launched a campaign two years ago, in conjunction with Mannin Cancers, to buy two new state-of-the-art CT scanners for Noble’s Hospital for a total of £1.5 million.
Zedra Managing Director Joanna Bodell said: ‘Once again, it has been a pleasure to support a charity which is run by such dedicated volunteers and where all the funds stay in the Isle of Man. The MBCSG team is a pleasure to deal with and great fun, and I look forward to continuing our support of this amazing charity.
‘The new scanners have transformed cancer diagnosis in the Isle of Man as it means scans are now undertaken locally rather than requiring patients to travel off-Island – reducing both the physical and financial burden of travel.
‘All the funds maintain the breast cancer unit and treatment of patients which is why it was so pleasing that the annual black-tie ball at the Palace Hotel – which we have already agreed to sponsor again next year – raised such an incredible sum.
‘To follow that up on Friday by turning the office pink with our fantastic team of staff raising yet more money is wonderful and I am super proud of our amazing ZEDRAs.’
Zedra is a specialist in trust, corporate and fund services and has ambitious growth plans, both locally and across the wider group.