Casino software giant’s Gift of Giving initiative delivers £30k to global charities.
Once again, Microgaming is sharing its wealth with those most in need. Through the brand’s admirable Gift of Giving campaign – part of its PlayItForward initiative – the leading digital gambling software company has delivered another £30,000 to four deserving charities all over the globe.
Online Casino Software Giant Gives Back to the World
For the last five years straight, Microgaming’s PlayItForward initiative has included the Gift of Giving campaign. Thismonth, another four charities are receiving checques for £7,500 each (£30k total). The selection process goes by player’s choice. Voting is open each December, just before Christmas, when the giving spirit is at its highest.
Players of all Microgaming casinos can participate, voting on their favorite charities in four regions of the world. They include the company’s home base, Isle of Man, the UK and Europe, Africa, and the Rest of the World.
A huge round of applause and congratulations goes out to this years winners. They are…
Women’s Refuge – Isle of Man
The Women’s Refuge is a non-profit organization that provides temporary safe refuge to women and children exposed to domestic violence on the Isle of Man. The charitable service has been supporting vulnerable families for more than 20 years. It is mostly run by unpaid, volunteer committee members and staff.
“A big thank you to Microgaming for including Women’s Refuge in the Gift of Giving campaign for 2017 and to their customers and partners for voting for our charity,” said Women’s Refugee Treasurer Thelma Lomax. “The donation ensures our continued operation on the Isle of Man, an absolutely vital service for the island.”
Teenage Cancer Trust – UK and Europe
The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK organization that works with young cancer patients, aged 13-24. Their goal is to ensure these patients, and their families, never have to face the disease alone. According to the website, a staggering 7 teenagers receive a cancer diagnosis every day in the UK alone.
“We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we had been chosen again as one of the beneficiaries of Microgaming’s Gift of Giving campaign,” said TCT Head of West and Wales, Vanessa Simmons. “Teenage Cancer Trust wants to be able to support every young person with cancer and allow them to continue living their life to the full.”
Save The Rhino International – Africa
Save the Rhino International is a UK-registered charity foundation that works to support the five species of rhinoceros throughout Africa and Asia. The non-profit organization collaborates with other partners to help these endangered species continue to thrive in the wild. This marks the third year in a row that SRI has won the player’s choice vote. Microgaming’s Gift of Giving campaign has donated £25,500 to the charity so far.
“Thank you to everyone who voted Save the Rhino International and to Microgaming for donating £7,500 to help us protect rhinos across Africa and Asia,” said Josephine Gibson, Partner Development Manager at SRI. “The money has helped towards us funding everything from good-quality shoes and backpacks, to upgrading accommodation, giving the rangers the best chance to stay safe and protect wildlife.”
Médecins Sans Frontières – Rest of World
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international foundation that supplies emergency aid to people all over the world for a variety of reasons. These include victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, epidemics, and those suffering exclusion from healthcare services. MSF also won Microgaming’s Gift of Giving vote in 2014, and again in 2016.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive the Gift of Giving vote again this year,” said MSF’s Rosalyn Smith. “It is really wonderful to continue our valued partnership with Microgaming. Your continued support will go such a long way to help our teams around the world save lives.”