Online casino software giant Microgaming has revealed that their PlayItForward initiative has paid out £30,000 to four charities for the 2018 Gift of Giving programme.
The charities that ended up getting the money to Heroes on the Water, Teenage Cancer Trust, Save the Rhino International, and Médecins Sans Frontières. The donations were given out in 2018, and marks the sixth year that Microgaming has done the charity drive, bringing their total contributions to £180,000 over that time. Médecins Sans Frontières received the award for the fourth time, having previously gotten £30,000 contributions back in 2014, 2016, and 2017.
"Over the festive season we asked our customers and contacts who they would like us to provide a charitable donation to, and I am happy to announce that they voted for Heroes on the Water Isle of Man, Teenage Cancer Trust, Save the Rhino International, and Médecins Sans Frontières, with each charity receiving £7,500," said Microgaming Senior CSR Manager Kate Moughtin. "Gift of Giving has been running for six successful years and it is fantastic that Microgaming has now donated a total of £180,000 to a number of worthy causes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote."
MSF Major Gifts Administrator Rosalyn Smith added: "We are truly grateful to receive the Gift of Giving vote for a fourth time - it is really wonderful to continue our valued partnership with Microgaming. Your continued support will go such a long way to help our teams around the world save lives. From measles vaccination campaigns in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to complex surgery in Syria, a gift of this magnitude will allow us to respond immediately to crises around the world, whilst maintaining our vital impartiality and independence. On behalf of all of us here at MSF UK - thank you so much."