Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon 19-06-2017

Microgaming blood drive raises £725 for the Joey Dunlop Foundation on World Blood Donor Day

by LC

Microgaming blood drive raises £725 for the Joey Dunlop Foundation on World Blood Donor Day

Microgaming celebrates World Blood Donor Day with the MGS House blood drive and raises £725 for employee nominated charity, the Joey Dunlop Foundation.

Following on from last year’s successful MGS House blood drive, staff celebrated World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday 14 June with volunteers each giving a pint of blood for a good cause. The donations were collected by Noble’s Hospital nurses who kindly set up a mobile blood suite at MGS House for the day.

29 Microgaming and Derivco Isle of Man employees signed up to the blood drive and in return, Microgaming PlayItForward agreed to donate £25 for every donor. This year, a total of £725 has been raised for the chosen charity, the Joey Dunlop Foundation, an Isle of Man registered charity that provides specialist accommodation to welcome people with disabilities visiting the island. Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has built wheelchair friendly accommodation that comes fully equipped for disabled guests and their families.

Bruce Baker, Trustee of the Joey Dunlop Foundation, comments: “Thank you to everyone who donated blood at MGS House and for the generous support Microgaming PlayItForward has given to the Foundation. The money will be a big boost to the work that we do and the donation will be directly invested in buying specialist equipment for the newly expanded Joey Dunlop Foundation apartments.”

Claire Coleman, Head of Microgaming PlayItForward comments: “We were thrilled to not only see our highest number of blood donors to date but to also have the opportunity to support the Joey Dunlop Foundation, a new partnership for PlayItForward. The charity do such amazing work and we are very proud to support them with their latest expansion.”

Photo - Microgaming and Derivco Isle of Man employees with Kevin Quirk and Bruce Baker, Trustees of the Joey Dunlop Foundation and Blood Donor Attendants from Nobles Hospital at MGS House, Douglas.

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