Local charities shine at Golden Ticket presentation

Representatives from 24 local charities recently attended a reception at Bradford & Bingley International’s (BBI’s) office in Douglas, where they each received a special Golden Ticket after successfully taking part in the Bank’s 12 days of Christmas campaign.

In a similar way to those issued in the famous Roald Dahl novel, the BBI Golden Tickets entitled the recipient to a fantastic gift as George Campbell, Bradford & Bingley’s Community Affairs Manager explains:

“In December, we invited all local charities to email their suggestions for a Christmas gift that would most benefit their organisation. We were delighted to award 24 Golden Tickets to local charities and have pledged to provide them with either manpower or a Monthly Dress Down donation.”

Over the next 12 months BBI staff will be on hand to provide valuable assistance to Golden Ticket winners at a variety of fundraising events, ranging from painting and decorating, bag packing and as a special treat for the ladies, male staff will don their tuxedos and act as butlers at a charity Fashion Show.

Commenting on this latest initiative John Pearson, Managing Director said: “We were very pleased to be involved with this campaign and provide assistance to so many deserving local charities and are proud to be able to support our local community in this way.”


Notes to editors:

Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission to take deposits. Bradford & Bingley International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbey National plc. Deposits are covered by the Isle of Man Compensation of Depositors Regulations 2008(as amended), details of which can be found at www.fsc.gov.im. Abbey National plc has provided a guarantee that it will discharge any liabilities in the unlikely event that Bradford & Bingley International is unable to meet them itself.

Dress down donations awarded to

British Heart Foundation
Friends of Braddan School
Cruse Bereavement
The Firefighters Charity
Capstone International
Special Olympics IoM
The Rob Vine Fund
Riding for the Disabled
Crossroads Caring for Carers
Friends of the Manx Youth Orchestra
Hospice Isle of Man

Manpower awarded to

Sailing for the Disabled
Arthritis Research Council
Friends of St Mary’s School
Friends of Old Kirk Braddan
Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation
Age Concern
Anthon Nolan Trust
Mayor’s Charity
Sunset Island Festival
Hospice Isle of Man
Friends of Braddan School
Manx Gateway

Photograph – Representatives from:

BallaAfrica, Sailing for the disabled, Arthritis Research Council, Friends of St Mary’s School, Friends of old Kirk Braddan, Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation, Age Concern, Anthony Nolan Trust, Mayor’s Charity, Sunset Island Festival, Hospice Isle of Man, RNLI, British Heart Foundation, Friends of Braddan School, Cruse Bereavement, The Fire fighters Charity, Capstone International, Special Olympics IoM, Riding for the Disabled, Crossroads Caring for Carers, Hospice IoM