A huge amount of money was raised on Friday (November 9th) for Blue Day and Wi-Manx launched the appeal with a £500 contribution.
The fundraiser day which was led by Wi-Manx, was held to help local charity Crossroads Care raise money towards its £30,000 target as a celebration of its 30th anniversary.
The day saw a number of participants from across the Island take part by wearing blue and holding fundraisers of their own. Participants included schools, businesses and other organisations. In addition to this, the capitals Tower of Refuge, Town Hall and street lights were all changed to blue on the day to fit with the theme.
Commenting on the Blue Day, Jackie Betteridge, Chief Executive of Crossroads Care, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of our local community for Blue Day. It has been wonderful to see so many people get involved and on behalf of Crossroads Care I would like to thank everyone who participated by going blue or holding their own fundraisers. I would also like to thank Wi-Manx for their generous donation, and for leading this fundraising initiative.”
(Wi-Manx employees on Blue Day)
(St Thomas School raised £100 for the cause on Blue Day)
Sarah Read, Wi-Manx Marketing Manager, said: “We were delighted to lead the Blue Day initiative on Island to help support Crossroads Care with its anniversary appeal. The charity does so much fantastic work in the local community and the support received for the day in terms of fundraising and promotion of the initiative by local businesses, organisations and schools has been extraordinary.”
For more information about Crossroads Care IOM please visit: www.crossroadsiom.org