Community engagement is a very important element of our corporate responsibility strategy. We are keen to support the growth and development of not just our staff, but the community at large.
We allocate time each year to every member of staff to take part in a chosen community project, as well as charitable giving and sponsoring initiatives.
Some of the recent initiatives we have supported are:
During the month of March we challenged our staff to walk 10,000 steps a day for 31 days in aid of Sport Relief. A dedicated team of 26 staff took to the challenge raising £1,005 and walking 10,534,521 steps beating their target of 9,000,000.
Out star stepper was Carol Karran who walked 652,087 steps during the month!
Hospice Isle of Man provides specialist palliative care for patients and their families facing life limiting illness.
Throughout 2015 over 50 staff dedicated 200 hours to undertake some much needed maintenance of the hospice gardens by improving accessibility of the paths and ensuring patients can spend time outside.
Beach Buddies is a volunteer beach cleaning charity, based in the Isle of Man.
During 2013 and 2014 our staff helped remove 132 items, which equates to 165 bags from the Islands beaches helping the charity achieve their mission to give the Isle of Man the cleanest beaches in Britain.
We helped improve the facilities at a local school through maintenance work including gardening, planting trees, and painting helping to ensure the children have an enjoyable environment to play in.
In 2013 the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group launched the Breast Care Unit Appeal, which aims to create a specialist area at Nobles Hospital Isle of Man for the treatment of breast conditions. The unit will benefit both staff and patients ensuring the best possible care for all.
To show our support towards delivering this life changing facility we have sponsored the reception area of the new unit, which will ensure the room has all the equipment and furniture required.
We not only support charities but also staff in their pursuits outside of work.
We have sponsored the PwC Manx Gems netball team since 2011, which is made up of many members of our staff and we sponsor the Manx Hockey Associations (MHA) Mixed, Mens, Ladies and Under 16’s leagues. PwC have had a long association with hockey from entering a whole staff team in the summer business league, staff playing for the national side and coaching.
We believe that sports people possess many of the skills that reinforce success in the workplace ranging from knowing how to perform well under pressure to understanding the value of effort to the ability to communicate, co-operate and lead.
PwC is the main sponsor of the Isle of Man Children’s Centres off-road triathlon GraniteMann, helping raise much needed funds for the charity and taking part in the fun by entering a team!
PwC have sponsored this dinner organised by the Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club since it began in 2012. It is a fun evening offering guests an evening of competition, entertainment and networking, all while raising funds for local charities. In 2015 money was raised for Manx Workshop for the Disabled and Skills for Independent Living Scheme (SKILS).
Every year our staff are encouraged to take part in many sporting activities and events as part of our ‘PwC Summer of Sport’. These include events such as the Parish Walk, Lisa Lowe Appeal Walk, Relay for Life, Marathong and Santa Dash all whilst raising money for local charities.
Members of staff walk the Parish Walk in memory of a much admired colleague Mark Freeman, who tragically lost his battle with Leukaemia aged 50 on 10 August 2010. Marks loved life and particularly sports, having took part in the Parish Walk for 11 consecutive years; finishing in 2004 and 2007.
"The Mark Freeman trophy" has been donated by his widow Carina and is awarded to the member of staff who best demonstrates the values that Mark aspired to, being personal achievement, teamwork and having fun.