The award-winning Mantons Gifts & Cards shop in Port Erin on the Isle of Man has raised more than £30,000 so far this year for charities and local organisations, through a combination of running events, donating stock and selling greeting cards.
Owner Chris Beards said: “We are all extremely proud to have been able to raise over £30,000 – as well as recently raising £660 for the DEC [Disasters Emergency Committee] and the Red Cross to help the people of Ukraine.
“We are also thrilled to have worked with and helped local organisations such as Crossroads, Isle of Man Arts Council, and The Isle of Man Post Office. I would personally like to thank all our amazing current and previous team members and our fantastic customers who have helped make this possible.”
Crossroads is an Isle of Man charity that provides support to carers and people with care needs, no matter their disability, age or illness. Established in 1988, it has been providing services to local carers for over 30 years. Crossroads fundraising co-ordinator Megan Faragher commented: “Mantons has been a great supporter of Crossroads over the years, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support. Like many other local charities, Crossroads has felt the effect of the pandemic financially, so it’s been wonderful to have the support of Mantons – especially in a time when the retail industry has also felt the effect. We would like to thank the Mantons’ team for making such generous donations and congratulate them on their continued dedication to supporting our local community.”
The Mantons team plans to keep on fundraising, helping the community and supporting new artists and small gift and greeting cards suppliers.