The FIC will support dementia friends in Stanley by exposing around 10% of the total workforce to a dementia training course. These colleagues from customer-facing roles will then better understand how we can all better support those in our community who are living with dementia.
With the Community Matters Scheme we help local charities every month.
Set up in 2004, the Charity Committee has donated over £230,000 to various local charities, sporting groups and events. These have come in the form of monetary donations, prizes, purchase of equipment and sponsorships.
The Charity Committee have a dedicated Facebook page to showcase our support of these charities and we encourage members of the community to approach us if they believe we can be of assistance.
FIC is proud to hand over £295 from the Carrier Bag Fund to the Community Activity Hub, a local charity that brings communal activities to the vulnerable adults within the community.
We were proud to sponsor the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust’s 2021 Falklands Ball.
The FIMNT received a donation of £164.03 from our Community Matters Scheme, which will be used to support restoration work to the Cape Pembroke Lighthouse.
The Alex McGhie Fund received £117.72 from our Community Matters Scheme. The charity fundraises money to help make a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families.
Penguin Travel’s Gabriella Hoy handed over a cheque for £218.25 to Cancer Support & Awareness Trust, as part of The West Store’s Community Matters Scheme.
The Falkland Islands Cricket Association received a donation of £2,250 from FIC to support the team’s need for new equipment.
The Falkland Islands Company donated £400 to the Falkland Islands Football League, who are raising funds to send the team to the next Island Games.