The money was raised through dress down days and presented by the company's chief executive officer, Karen Jones, to the charity's chairman, Anne Duggan and the honorary secretary, Christine Pain.
The ILS World team, which is based in the Summerhill Business Park in Douglas, voted to support the group which was set up in 1993 to provide practical help and support for people living with MND. The group has a hard-working committee who have had some personal experience of the illness and who are committed to raising awareness and funds. Two volunteers have completed training with the MND Association in the UK and are Association Visitors who offer companionship and practical help.
Mrs Pain said: "Our priority is to try and make life easier for people living with MND and each person and every family is different. As we are an independent Manx charity we can act very quickly and have the flexibility to respond to individual needs – our assistance can take many forms. When possible we also support research into Motor Neurone Disease because we know that in the long run, successful research is the only way that this awful illness will be defeated."
Karen Jones said: "Our support this year is particularly personal as it follows the loss of one of our long-term service suppliers and we hope our assistance will help make a meaningful impact to those on the Island who are effected by Motor Neurone Disease. It was great to hear in November that the UK government pledged £375 million for research into neurodegenerative diseases over the next five years, £50 million of which will specifically go into MND research but there is a long road ahead and it is important to back those in the community who supply the very practical help needed on the ground."
ILS World provides independent fiduciary services to professional advisors, international corporate groups and private clients and each year the Isle of Man team agrees to support one particular charity on the Island by raising money through dress down days and different fundraising activities.
Pictured behind the cheque from left are Christine Pain, Karen Jones and Anne Duggan.