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Sailing support from Wi-Manx

Wi-Manx has signed up as a platinum sponsor for Isle of Man charity Sailing for the Disabled.

The broadband, voice and data company has pledged £5,000 to help fund the charity's yacht Pride of Man II.

The firm recently opened a new data centre in Ridgeway Street, Douglas and as part of the sponsorship deal the vessel now sports Wi-Manx and Heywood House Data Centre logos on its hull.

Corporate coordinator for the Sailing for Disabled committee Marion Bolam said they were indebted to companies such as Wi-Manx as corporate sponsorsip is their main source of funds.

Without it they wouldn't be able to offer sailing experiences to individuals and groups with disabilities, of all ages, from around the Island.

(Picture: Wi-Manx managing director Ed Whipp, on the left, presents a cheque for £5,000 to Marion Bolam and Alan Cope from Sailing for the Disabled, on board the charity's yacht, Pride of Mann II).

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