Our Gift of Giving initiative provides charitable donations in lieu of Christmas gifts, with staff, key customers and contacts choosing where the donations go.
Each Christmas, £30,000 is split equally between charities and since it's inception in 2013, the scheme has raised £210,000. The initiative has supported the likes of Save the Rhino International, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
In April 2018, we introduced Isle of Man staff to our PlayItForward Wall, designed to encourage our people at the Isle of Man campus to get involved and have a say in what charities and causes could receive donations. Staff can nominate causes through using the suggestions section, and pick their favourite each month to receive £1,000.
Some nominated causes also receive support through guidance, volunteering opportunities, donations and more.
Sport is important to the island, and it’s important to us too. That's why we’ve been supporting clubs, events and associations both at home and abroad for years, and we are never short of enthusiastic volunteers to help out on the big day for local events.
We assist at a number of events organised by Manx Tri Club, the Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon and in 2021 we will be celebrating the Microgaming PlayItForward Lighthouses Challenge turning 10!
We have supported a number of organisations all over the world by providing grants for good causes, sponsoring and providing extra pairs of hands at events, donating prizes at fundraisers and more.
One of the ways we supported a charity in 2019 was sponsoring a Wallaby for Hospice Isle of Man's Wallabies Gone Wild to celebrate their 35th year. Designed by artist Amrit Singh, the PlayItForward wallaby Coexist was placed on the trail during the summer and then auctioned off, raising £16,000 for Hospice Isle of Man.
PlayItForward are active in all areas of the community, supporting local individuals, groups and events in all manner of ways.
We are co-founders of the Microgaming Community Games, sponsor the Isle of Man Sports Awards and are principal sponsors for local theatre productions by Taylorian Productions, and support the Microgaming PlayItForward Soapbox Race along with many more initiatives.