Charity Evening 2018
In early December AFD Software hosted its 2018 charity evening at Babbage's, the events venue located at Mountain View Innovation Centre in the Isle of Man.
The event celebrated our nominations (from AFD Directors and staff) for donations totalling well over £500,000 to over sixty charities throughout 2018. Representatives from many of the charities and other invited guests from business and the community shared an evening with all AFD staff to celebrate the incredible work the charities undertake, and to understand more about how the donations will further their work.
Our staff and many guests describe the evening as the "highlight of their year" and came away with renewed motivation to do more. Guests were able to hear exciting stories of how music can be life-changing for individuals and entire families – and how you are never too young to make a massive difference.
One of the charities, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) shared how the Kodiak Bush Aircraft (donated by AFD in 2008) was recently deployed from its usual base in Borneo to Sulawesi, assisting in the emergency disaster relief effort following the earthquake and tsunami that caused devastation to the communities in the area.
The Kodiak was able to transport personnel with skills and experience in disaster relief, in addition to specialised communication tools which allowed the coordination and prioritisation of humanitarian assistance to the worst-hit areas.