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Local firm raises over £21,600 for Manx charity Live At Home

KPMG in the Crown Dependencies announce next chosen charity

An Island-based company has raised nearly £22,000 for the charity Live At Home.

Staff at KPMG in the Crown Dependencies collected the money through a range of activities, organised over the past year, including dress-down days, cake sales and office raffles.

Around 300 runners took part in a Prom Relay, in July 2023, which raised more than £12,000.

In addition the proceeds from two quiz nights, supported by corporate teams, also raised an extra £3,700.

Live At Home was established in 1988 to enable people to live happily at home for as long as they can and aims to improve the quality of life and eliminate isolation and loneliness among the Island’s elderly population. 

The charity also provides the elderly with reassurance that there is always someone they can turn to for help, advice, or simply a chat.

Kristan King, Head of Citizenship for the Isle of Man at KPMG in the Crown Dependencies, said: "We’re delighted to be able to make this contribution to Live At Home and, as usual, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our people here at KPMG, the local community and our regular corporate sponsors. 

"Our fundraising efforts also wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers who give up their time to make sure the fundraising events are a success."

Karen Winter, Chief Executive at Live At Home, added: "We are all aware that isolation and loneliness can lead to physical and mental ill health and, sadly, statistics show that loneliness and social isolation is on the increase. 

"Live At Home currently assists by providing social groups, outings, telephone befriending, one to one befriending and Northern Men in Sheds, which help to elevate ill health and assist people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. 

"Without the help and support of firms like KPMG, this work would not be possible, and we are extremely grateful for their assistance and continued friendship."

KPMG has announced that its next chosen charity will be Arlo’s Adventure. 

Arlo’s Adventure has two primary focuses which are; to assist Manx residents who require treatment in hospitals in the UK and their family members including meeting the costs of transport and accommodation, and to support bereaved families by raising awareness of the effects of the loss of a child or a pregnancy, through the provision of emotional and practical support to Manx families.

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