A British sports betting and gambling firm that operates Ladbrokes, Coral and partycasino brands among others; GVC Holdings, has today published information on how its company and staff have been helping out communities around the world amid Covid-19 pandemic, including donating a ventilator and emergency food packs.
‘In Gibraltar, Graciella, from our PartyCasino team, organised for two ventilators to be donated to Gibraltar’s only hospital, St Bernard’s, to honour the memory of Ben Lukas, one of our Gibraltar colleagues. Ben sadly passed away on 13thMarch, after battling illness for a few months.
As you’ve probably seen in the news, ventilators are in high demand globally. Graciella’s husband, Leif, previously worked for one of the market-leading manufacturers of breathing and protection equipment. After hearing of a great need for the equipment from the hospital, they were able to secure the machines for St Bernard’s.
Graciella and her husband are generously donating one ventilator, while GVC is donating the other.’
In addition, GVC Manila helped make and distribute 8,500 emergency food packs to the community for families in need. The company said:
“Our team were contacted by PAGCOR and asked if they would help pack bulk emergency food supplies for people in dire need. Ian Dunning, Managing Director, asked our fabulous Facilities Manager, Josephine Aclo-Cawyer to co-ordinate some help. The very next day, Jojo and the team were ready to go, with 25 fabulous volunteers, three vans, a six-wheeler truck, weighing scales and dippers to measure the rice, and a fully set up lobby space in the entrance to our new Manila office for packing.”
GVC Manila contributed to the food supplies and has committed a further £32,000 to help with relief efforts in the area.
The Isle of Man headquartered company has announced that it will also donate all profits from the virtual grand national to the National Health Service in the UK.
Chief executive officer Kenny Alexander commented:
“As we enjoy the Grand National, one of the world’s greatest sporting events, from the safety of our living rooms this year, it’s only right that we should donate our profits to those amazing NHS heroes who are working on the front line to keep us all safe.”