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IFGL becomes Sustainability Partner for the Manx Telecom Parish Walk

Fri, 13 May 2022

International Financial Group Limited (IFGL), which owns the RL360, Friends Provident International Limited and Ardan International brands, has been appointed the official Sustainability Partner of the Manx Telecom Parish Walk. The partnership has been agreed for a three-year period as the hugely popular event steps up its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

As the Island’s biggest mass participation sporting occasion, the Parish Walk draws between 1,200 and 1,500 participants every year to walk the 85-mile course through towns, villages and countryside.  It takes place this year on Saturday 18th June.

Given the size of the event, the waste created in the past, especially around plastic water bottles, has been considerable and IFGL is working with the organisers to tackle the issue and take a greener approach.

As well as encouraging walkers and their support crews to think about what they bring along on the day and minimise the creation of rubbish, IFGL has helped the Parish Walk to introduce a new waste disposal system. This will involve three types of bins being made available at various points around the course, clearly marked for general waste, compostable materials and recyclable material.

In another innovation for this year - and in an effort to reduce the amount of single use plastics - all walkers will be provided with a reusable, foldable and light SpeedCup sponsored by Mann Made Group when they sign on for the race. These can be filled at the various feeding stations around the course.

Compostable Vegware cups will also be available at the feeding stations.