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SEFTON GROUP SUPPORTS TWO LOCAL CHARITIES

9th August, 2016

SEFTON GROUP SUPPORTS TWO LOCAL CHARITIES

Two Manx charities are set to benefit from the recent refurbishment of Sefton Group plc restaurants.

Furniture from Paragon Bar at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel and Casino and Sir Norman's Bar at the Sefton Hotel has been donated to 'Crossroads Care' and 'Boards and Brews' coffee shop respectively. The tables and leather dining chairs given to Crossroads*, which is the leading provider of practical and emotional support for carers living on the Isle of Man, will be sold in their Interiors shop on Windsor Road in Douglas. Proceeds from this facility are used to support its various services across the Island including a Young Carers project, an all-inclusive nursery and a Day Centre which supports elderly people with care needs.

Boards and Brews is a new boardgame-themed coffee shop which will open at the end of July on the 1st Floor of 6-7 Church Street in Douglas, and will employ young people who have autism spectrum disorder with the aim of providing them with essential workplace training and skills. Eventually, it is hoped they will be placed into full-time professional employment on the Island.

Gareth Capper, General Manager of the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel and Casino, commented: "We have recently refurbished our Paragon bar including re-decorating and replacing all of the furniture there, with a similar exercise having been carried our at our popular Sir Norman's bar in The Sefton as part of a long-term programme of investment in our facilities. We are delighted to see two very worthwhile charities benefitting from this."

Allen Jackson, General Manager of The Sefton Hotel, added: "Sefton Group plc is one of the Island's largest private sector employers and, as such, it is only too happy to be able to give something back to our local community by supporting Crossroads Care and Boards and Brews in this way, both of which either play or will play a very valuable role in supporting a large number of users across the Island."

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