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Magazine profits support Beaulieu

By Isle of Wight Observer

Sandown-based company ICRTouch raises funds for local charities each year from advertising in their own magazine, and the latest beneficiary of the £1,670 raised was Beaulieu Respite. The charity supports Beaulieu House, the children's home and overnight respite care centre in Newport which supports children with challenging or life-limiting disabilities and their families.

Colin Ringer, Managing Director of ICRTouch, which specialise in retail software development, said: “We create a company magazine three times a year which is sent out to our partner network. Some of our suppliers advertise in this magazine and we then donate the profits from the advertising to a local charity. “We decided on Beaulieu Respite as the beneficiary this year. After visiting Beaulieu and meeting some of the young people and seeing the work the charity does, we knew we had made the right decision.”



Tony Wake, Chairman of the charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this fantastic donation. ICRTouch are yet another very kind-hearted Island company helping us make our children and young people’s lives that little bit nicer.

“In this instance, the money will be used for trips both on and off Island. These trips and our other activities simply could not be achieved without these donations. Thank you Colin and all of your staff.”

Beaulieu Respite supplies toys, trips, parties, computers and specialised equipment to Beaulieu House. They have also carried out larger projects such as a soft play area for users who cannot access public places and a computerised sensory room. All members of the charity are volunteers so almost every penny raised goes directly to the children.