Using our success to lift up others

Using our success to lift up others

Pragmatic Play takes pride in recognising it has responsibilities beyond the iGaming industry, and a duty to assist those in the communities where we enjoy a presence and do business. We truly believe that – together – we can make a difference.

With a global footprint, we have the capacity to proactively help those in need to achieve a better tomorrow, while furthering projects close to our own hearts. To find out more about our CSR activities, please read below.

Sustainability values

Working together

Working together

We achieve more when we respect one another and work together to overcome challenges.
Being part of a community

Being part of a community

Nobody exits in isolation. Contributing to a healthy, safe and hopeful community of citizens around us also means better lives for ourselves, our families and colleagues.
Considering the impact

Considering the impact

All activities have an impact. We are thinking about the consumption relevant to our business and how we make a positive difference to the lives and environment of others around us.

Social Responsibility in action

19 December 2023


The team at ARRISE enjoyed a day of festive cheer with Alternativa 2003 Association, joined by Santa and one of his elves, to present a €10,000 donation made on behalf of Pragmatic Play. The association provides alternative services for young people in Romania with intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome. The funding will contribute towards the association’s endeavours in the areas of education, vocational training, social assistance, and counselling. In supporting initiatives such as Alternativa 2003 Association, we recognise the importance of promoting social integration and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.
21 October 2023


In support of ALS Malta, ARRISE on behalf of Pragmatic Play has committed €20,000 to its latest initiative. The organisation’s new project involves a scaling up of its DAR Bjorn centre to a new and bigger location, offering residents a community home that is equipped with the latest medical advancements and technology specifically designed for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and other neurological conditions. This state-of-the-art living facility will greatly improve the quality of life of patients, offering a community where ongoing support is available. Sponsoring a section of the upgraded DAR Bjorn, the donation will be used towards the creation of a relaxing space for its residents called the Unwinding Area.
18 October 2023


The team at ARRISE attended an event at Edenland Park where they donated €10,000 to the Niciodata Singur Association on behalf of Pragmatic Play. The outing was also attended by 50 elderly people from the association as well as volunteers from the group. Through its work, Niciodata Singur - Friends of the Elderly combats loneliness and social isolation. The organisation extends its services to those over 65 who live alone or in nursing homes, who do not receive family support and often have low incomes. By tailoring its work to suit individual requirements, it vastly improves the life quality of the elderly across Romania. The funds from the contribution were specifically allocated towards the trip where seniors enjoyed the beautiful park landscape and its wildlife, had lunch, and attended an art workshop. The remainder of the donation will be used for the day-to-day activity of Niciodata Singur Association as well as the upcoming Christmas party for seniors in Bucharest. Through supporting organisations such as the Niciodata Singur Association, we can bring together the most vulnerable in society and create a sense of community for those who need it the most.
16 October 2023

Pragmatic Play donates to two horse charities in Malta

ARRISE, on behalf of Pragmatic Play, has donated €15,000 to two incredible organisations in Malta that carry out invaluable work with horses and many of the island’s residents. RMJ Horse Rescue in Siggiewi is currently home to over 80 rescued horses, many with special needs, and rehomes up to nine of them to the UK each month. This latest donation will go towards the relocation fees to allow seven horses to retire to new homes in the UK, so that they can spend their lives in the best possible environments. Dreams of Horses Farm in Xaghra, Gozo, is a multi-purpose farm, offering unique fun and therapeutic experiences to visitors through hands-on interactive learning programs with the horses and the many other farm animals. It is currently building more stables along with upgraded facilities for those who visit for therapy, especially those with special needs. Pragmatic Play is proud to support the vital work that is undertaken by both fantastic projects and it looks forward to seeing the fruits of the financial support it has been able to provide.
12 October 2023


A €20,000 to the Autism Voice Association has been made on behalf of Pragmatic Play by ARRISE, marking the occasion with the team’s participation in the organisation’s Ball of Joy event. This event was a powerful day where communities across Bucharest came together in support of the work carried out by the Association for children with disabilities. Our contribution to the charity will go towards the essential treatment it provides to those in specialised assessments, behavioural therapy, counselling and more, performed by its trained psychologists and behavioural analysts. As the second donation Pragmatic Play has made to the Autism Voice Association, the team have seen the incredible work benefit local families in Bucharest, including over 400 children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
01 October 2023


ARRISE, on behalf of Pragmatic Play made a donation of €20,000 to the Zetta Association Hospital in Romania in support of their work for patients fighting breast cancer. A donation and event held at Zetta Association Hospital on October 1st celebrated the strength of the hospital’s patients and the team for their work in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Founded in 2017, the organisation is a non-governmental, non-profit, general interest association with the mission to support those who have suffered from serious illnesses and have limited financial resources available to them for plastic and reconstructive microsurgery. The ARRISE team was joined by volunteers, medical staff, and patients from the hospital as well as Doctor Dragos Zamfirescu, who carries out all operations free of charge. The Zetta Association team take pride in what they do and thanks to their dedication they have treated over 440 patients facing serious health problems who have limited options available to them.
27 September 2023


Pragmatic Play was the corporate sponsor at the SUP Ability’s Beach Ball event where it held a seaside-themed fundraiser. The event was held to support the work of the organisation, whose mission is to assist with physical, neurologically, and mentally disabled people through paddle boarding sessions. With an inclusive approach, the organisation offers paddle boarding programs for people with disabilities, which have been proven to provide physiological, musculoskeletal, and psychological benefits. The donation of £5,000 will go towards continuing to empower even more Gibraltar residents to benefit from the sea’s therapeutic benefits.
13 September 2023


Pragmatic Play has contributed to a care home for the elderly in Gibraltar, The Friends of Mount Alvernia. The donation funded two Tover Game Projection Systems, significantly improving residents' quality of life, especially for those with dementia. In commemoration of Dementia Awareness Month, the team at Pragmatic Play also paid a visit to the home to experience first-hand the impact the new game systems have had on the residents. Pragmatic Play is privileged to support The Friends of Mount Alvernia as it works to make a positive impact on the elderly community in Gibraltar.
6 September 2023


ARRISE has made its fourth annual donation on behalf of Pragmatic Play to the Homeless Animal Hospital following a visit by the team to its Bucharest treatment centre. Supporting the fight for animal welfare, the €8,000 contribution will go towards the efforts of the organisation that provides rescue for stray cats and dogs as well as neutering services to improve their chances of adoption. The donation also supports the care of furry creatures belonging to low-income families who struggle with the costs of veterinary care. The visit highlighted the incredible work of the Homeless Animal Hospital and the vital services it provides to Romania’s homeless animals, which has proudly provided birth control to over 80,000 strays. The donation to the Homeless Animal Hospital was made by ARRISE on behalf of Pragmatic Play.
14 August 2023


In recognition of September being International Suicide Awareness Month, Pragmatic Play donated £25,000 to Gibraltar Samaritans in support of the essential services it gives to at-risk individuals. The non-profit charity’s mission is suicide prevention by providing a listening service via its free, anonymous helpline and chat service. Our contribution will go towards operational and ongoing administrative costs as well as training for its new and existing volunteers, and awareness for its outreach projects to local communities in Gibraltar.
1 August 2023


Pragmatic Play is proud to extend its support to local sports teams, including the Gibraltar women's and men's national hockey teams as they represented at the EuroHockey Challenge III Championship. Hockey remains a traditionally popular sport in Gibraltar, and we are honoured to have played a part to support the team’s travel and accommodation expenses. Making the peninsula proud, both teams took home a bronze, marking a huge accomplishment for the Hockey Association.
21 June 2023


In honour of the International Day of Living Together in Peace, representatives from the Anais Association together with the ARRISE team in Bucharest marked the day in support of the social services provided by the organisation. There was a special performance by Rockabella, a local band who created a song dedicated to a domestic abuse survivor who is part of the Anais Association. A €20,000 donation was made on behalf of Pragmatic Play by ARRISE, which will go towards helping victims of domestic violence by funding essential services. This includes counselling for preventing and combating domestic violence, an emergency centre for victims, as well as influencing public policies and ensuring laws are upheld by local authorities.
20 June 2023


ARRISE held an event with Miracol Therapy at the Association Center in Ploiesti and Ancuta’s Farm in Caciulati Village, Romania to support the organisation’s services and to assist in increasing the scale of their operations. Miracol Therapy’s Center is one of the few local organisations equipped with experienced therapists and alternative medical treatments for physical recovery as well as services for children with special needs, supporting the holistic well-being and development of all its patients. A team of volunteers from ARRISE were joined by a management advisor and therapists from the association to mark the occasion. Our contribution will go towards providing alternative medical treatments as part of their long-term strategy, including acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, massage therapy, and horse-riding therapy as well as renovating a children’s classroom. The donation to Miracol Therapy was made by ARRISE on behalf of Pragmatic Play.
13 June 2023


Pragmatic Play has made a further donation of €10,000 to Malta’s Majjistral Nature and History Park as a primary sponsor. Marking the occasion with a visit to the grounds, a team of volunteers from ARRISE – the software development and services company powering Pragmatic Play – was joined by the Park Ranger for an informative walk of the area, where they also planted seeds to aid in conservation efforts at the nature reserve. The latest contribution follows Pragmatic Play’s pledge to donate a total of €30,000 to the Maltese national park over three years, as part of its ongoing efforts to support local environmental initiatives in the Mediterranean iGaming hub. The donation to Majjistral Nature and History Park was made by ARRISE on behalf of Pragmatic Play.
May 2023


Pragmatic Play has pledged £15,000 to the Tangier View Project, a refuge for children suffering or at risk of abuse in the home. The donation will go towards the beautification of the home’s garden, which has been shown to play a crucial role in improving the overall physical and mental wellbeing of those in the refuge. The donation was made via the Kabir Ramchandani Foundation, a local organisation that works alongside the Government Care Agency that runs the home. Pragmatic Play is proud to lend a helping hand to such an essential service that provides a safe sanctuary to those who need it most.
3rd May 2023


We have donated €10,000 to Luanei’s Dream Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a mission focused on the conservation and safety of wildlife. Our contribution will go towards the charity’s Center for Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wild Animals in Bucharest, which has so far helped over 6,000 animals of 140 different species. The donation will also be directed towards the organisation’s long-term plan to become a reference institution for the breeding and rehabilitation of vulnerable and endangered species, while also providing refuge to wild animals kept in captivity. At Pragmatic Play, we are dedicated to supporting local Romanian charities that help not just the people who live there, but also the animals who call it home.  
23rd April 2023


Physical and mental wellbeing are core components of our social responsibility commitments at Pragmatic Play. Exemplifying this, we contributed more than €20,000 towards the purchase of multiple pieces of specialised and general gym equipment that were all chosen and installed with the good care and expertise of Bulletproof, a fitness community platform based in Malta that aims to educate and inspire individuals towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle. The equipment is now part of an outdoor gym in Sliema, helping to promote a sense of community and provide a free and accessible space for people to engage in physical activity.
22nd March 2023


Pragmatic Play has proudly donated to the sixth-form students at Prior Park School Gibraltar. The contribution will go towards the renovation of the Sixth Form Centre to create a multifunctional space for all students. To ensure that it leaves a lasting impact on both current sixth-form pupils and future generations, the students themselves will actively participate in the design decisions and construction of a space tailored to their needs.
21st March 2023

Pragmatic Play marks World Down Syndrome Day with €8,000 pledge to Down Bucharest Association

To recognise World Down Syndrome Day, we donated €8,000 to Down Bucharest Association in support of its ‘I'M UP, NOT DOWN’ initiative. The Romanian-based project oversees the operation, setup and endowment of the Down Syndrome Skills Cabinet, which provides critical support including occupational and speech therapy, sports recovery, and adapted Judo. We proudly support the association’s work in continuing to provide social services that promote inclusion, social act quality and increasing the involvement and engagement of people with Down syndrome in their local communities.
24th February 2023


Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, we have donated €100,000 to the British Red Cross (Gibraltar) in support of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee, of which the British Red Cross is a member. In the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which saw buildings collapse and infrastructure destroyed, the Turkish Red Crescent immediately launched a crisis response across the affected area, which stretches into neighbouring Syria. The response has involved the mobilisation of staff and volunteers to assist with rescue efforts, providing blankets and tents as well as deploying emergency catering trucks and mobile kitchens. Across the border, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is supporting those affected with health, water and nutrition services. Our donation will be used towards continuing these aid efforts through the provision of emergency medical treatment, shelter, food, warm blankets and winter kits.
22nd February 2023


We have donated €20,000 to Students2Space, an initiative founded in Romania for students passionate about the space industry. The NGO is an educational enterprise helping aspiring rocket scientists realise their dreams of building and launching various rocket models through workshops and practical contexts. It also provides a platform for students to apply their engineering knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals in Romania and beyond. Our donation will help boost a project that challenges students to build their own rocket to reach an altitude of 9,000m and allow them to enter competitions and take their skills to the next level. At Pragmatic Play, we are committed to supporting education initiatives that strengthen and encourage local communities to thrive, and we are proud to support this exciting initiative that is nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.
30th January 2023

Pragmatic Play Donates €10,000 to Inspire’s rehabilitation centre expansion

We have been privy to the amazing work Inspire has done in Malta for some time, an organisation helping those with disabilities and providing them and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. Pragmatic Play’s €10,000 donation will go towards the charity’s latest initiative in building a new centre for those needing long-lasting rehabilitation – the first of its kind on the island. This includes those who have been involved in serious accidents, stroke victims, people with fibromyalgia, and the elderly. The support will be directed at helping transform Inspire’s existing fitness centre to include a space for providing high-quality therapy to benefit patients as well as their families. By donating to this cause, Pragmatic Play can contribute to the improvement of Inspire’s vital services on the island, which provide life-changing benefits not only to those in need of rehabilitation, but also to their families.
December 2022


When it comes to putting a smile on people’s faces while helping those in need, there is no one more suited to the task than Buddy the Elf. Pragmatic Play has donated £2,000 to Buddy the Elf’s efforts, with the contribution going towards the EV Foundation, an organisation that supports those in Gibraltar living in poverty. The increasing costs of living, food and energy are exacerbated over the winter and holiday periods and has been detrimental to vulnerable communities. This led to Stuart Hedley of Ebike Gibraltar, to assist with the work of the EV Foundation. By dressing up as Buddy the Elf and cycling around Gibraltar, Stuart could add festive cheer to his charitable gesture and encourage donations. Pragmatic Play’s donation to the fundraising effort and the work of the EV Foundation, supports families over the holiday season and whenever support is needed.
December 2022


Pragmatic Play has donated £3,000 to Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo’s beard shave to raise funds for prostate cancer. All proceeds are earmarked for Prostate Cancer Gibraltar, which raises awareness and provides support to those suffering from the illness. Pragmatic Play’s contribution was one amongst others in the industry to provide a combined donation of £20,500 to support the cause. Pragmatic Play is proud to have contributed to the fundraiser and to be able to assist such a worthy cause that affects communities in Gibraltar each year.
27th December 2022


We have partnered with Villabianca to further expand the potential of its Music Therapy capabilities, with our donation being used by the NGO to sponsor the expenses for a student to undertake a Masters degree in Music Therapy Studies at the University of the West of England, with the goal of becoming a fully trained Music Therapist. The student will be the second Music Therapist in Malta, working at Villabianca, aiding more than 150 children with this unique form of therapy. The programme is designed to ensure the inclusion of music in young people with disabilities and difficulties. Villabianca is part of the Malta Trust Foundation and is chaired by Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, former President of Malta, who has been closely involved in the donation process with us and is extremely thankful for the contribution.
21st December 2022


Pragmatic Play has contributed £5,600 to the Kabir Ramchandani Foundation in its initiative to deliver hampers to families in need during Christmas 2022. The local Gibraltar foundation’s mission is to continue the humanitarian work of local resident Kabir, who passed away while on an organised trip in Ghana with Help Me Learn Africa. Pragmatic Play’s donation has aided families needing extra support over the festive season, which for some can be a time that puts additional stress on already struggling families. Acts of generosity and kindness such as this one, from the Kabir Ramchandani Foundation can go a long way in easing that pressure.
13th December 2022


There are many worthy charitable organisations currently operating but perhaps some of the most intrinsically essential are those that provide a place to call home and an environment where there is opportunity to thrive. Created to help combat the well-documented failure of traditional orphanages, Hope and Homes for Children is a British registered charity operating in several countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Continuing to support the communities it operates in, Pragmatic Play has donated €30,000 to Hope and Homes for Children’s work in Romania where it has been working to eradicate orphanages across the country since 1998. Working with the Romanian local and national authorities, the charity aims to close all remaining orphanages by 2027 and has seen significant success in reforming its child protection system. Over 100,000 children were in orphanages across the country before the charity began its work and today, there are now around 3,000 children living in 130 institutions; a reduction of over 90%. Pragmatic Play’s generous donations will support the ongoing work to develop a number of alternative care services including foster care, small group homes, young adult support services, specialist emergency services and family-based care for those with special needs.
November 2022


Pragmatic Play has made a donation to help feline friends on the streets of Gibraltar. Gibraltar Street Cats is an organisation with a mission to care for, relieve, nurture and neuter the cats on the peninsula. The charity has been pivotal in controlling the cat population and ensures they are as healthy as possible. The £2,500 donation will fund the sanctuary’s cat litter and food expenses, helping to restore malnourished kittens that have been abandoned on the street.
31st October 2022


Pragmatic Play has donated £10,000 to Calpe House who provides private accommodation in London to Gibraltar residents requiring medical care in the UK. Pragmatic Play’s initial contribution will sponsor a suite in the building, with the commitment lasting for three years. The latest donation forms part of a wider company initiative to support to Gibraltar communities, particularly those facing adversity and challenging times.
20th October 2022


We have donated €10,000 to five different animal sanctuaries in the follow up to World Animal Day, contributing €2,000 each. The worthy causes to benefit are Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary, Association for Abandoned Animals (AAA), Tomasina Cat Sanctuary, Carers for Stray and Abandoned Felines (CSAF) and Sunshine Animal Sanctuary – all of which are situated in Malta and fulfil a crucial role in the protection of animals. From man’s best friend to feline compatriots, animals hold a special place in the hearts of everyone at Pragmatic Play, and we are delighted that our contribution will be supporting the amazing work that each organisation provides in both saving and looking after abused animals.
11th October 2022


Pragmatic Play has donated £10,000 to the Gibraltar Samaritans to help fund its Wellbeing in the Workplace initiative. The work done by the Gibraltar Samaritans through the programme includes the Wellbeing in the Workplace awards, as well as a newly launched Workplace Wellbeing Champion Training. This training will be offered to companies and organisations to help them understand the value and importance of having a Wellbeing Champion. Bringing wellbeing expertise into the workplace, the training is designed to enable openness and support for those who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing.
28th September 2022

Pragmatic Play continues support to The Academy Of Good Deeds

Providing help to vulnerable communities in Romania, the Academy of Good Deeds is certainly worthy of its name. Pragmatic Play is proud to report that we’ve played our part once more by donating a further €10,000 to support its incredible work. The organisation, which has a goal to supply poverty-struck communities in Romania’s most remote locations with essential school items, saw us recently aid the ‘A Backpack for a Smile’ campaign which donated 100 school bags, boots, jackets, fully equipped pencil cases and notebooks to children trying to get the best education they can. Our latest donation will go toward the purchase of furniture to make an educational centre near Bucharest a comfortable and welcoming environment for young pupils to learn in This continued assistance is part of a longer-term goal of building up communities through education and healthcare, alongside helping to ensure there are adequate food and water supplies which can provide a solid base from which families in the area can not only live but positively thrive.
28th September 2022

Pragmatic Play Donates To The Academy Of Good Deeds

We have recently donated €10,000 to The Academy of Good Deeds, which has an initiative to supply poverty-struck communities in Romania’s most remote locations with essential school items. The initiative – called ‘A Backpack for a Smile’ – provides children from the villages of Valea Salciei and Sarulesti, at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, with care packages containing all the essential items required to attend school. Our donation will see 100 school bags, including a pair of boots, a jacket, a fully stocked pencil case and notebooks delivered to the remote communities. Through our donation, we aim to strengthen the communities and further opportunities that are difficult to access from mountainous regions.
17th September 2022

Pragmatic Play Pledges €10,000 To Environmental Cause Let’s Do It Romania

The state of the environment impacts people from all walks of life, and at Pragmatic Play, we are dedicated to supporting environmentally focused initiatives that contribute to the preservation of our planet for future generations. For this reason, we have donated €10,000 to Let's Do It Romania – a project that started in 2009 when a group of passionate volunteers, inspired by a crazy idea, set out to clean Romania in a single day. The cause has led multiple groups of over 200,000 volunteers out on days of National Cleaning, making Romania the fourth country to join the "Let's Do It World" community, which is responsible for mobilising people across the globe to join local, national, and regional clean-up efforts. Let's Do It World is the founder of World Cleanup Day, among other causes, which saw a network of 180 countries and over 21.2 million volunteers participate in 2019 alone.
17th September 2022

Pragmatic Play sponsors Hospice Malta’s Annual Fundraising Dinner

We recently attended Hospice Malta’s Annual Fundraising Dinner as main sponsors. The evening celebrated the extraordinary care provided by the NGO and its dedication to assisting patients with life limiting illnesses, as well as their families. Pragmatic Play’s donation of €5,000, as well as all proceeds from the event, will support the Hospice in providing free palliative care to patients suffering from cancer, motor neuron disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. By donating to this cause, Pragmatic Play is helping Hospice Malta in continuing to provide its vital services to those in need so that everyone who needs care receives it.
20th July 2022

Mission to Ukraine

In the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, several charities are carrying out much-needed work to support vulnerable groups enduring the fallout from the continued hostilities. Pragmatic Play has donated €60,000 to support Mission to Ukraine, a non-profit Christian organisation that is supporting women facing crisis pregnancies and children with disabilities. Headquartered in Zhytomyr, Mission to Ukraine raises financial support to resource its staff and the communities it serves with a team that is passionate about transforming the lives of those who are the most overlooked in Ukrainian society. The organisation is providing vital aid through pregnancy care and special needs services in its rehabilitation centre, which offers a wide array of medical, social, psychological, educational and therapeutic services. Mission to Ukraine is one of several essential organisations that Pragmatic Play is proud to support in a bid to help ease the conditions borne by the consequence of the ongoing conflict.
8th July 2022


We donated €10,000 to Romanian organisation Niciodata Singur, a charity that supports and provides care for seniors living in isolation and solitude. The association was recently in the news, having inaugurated the first socialisation centre for lonely elderly people in Romania, and acts at both a local and national level in the fight to help eradicate social isolation and loneliness in elderly communities. Our donation of €10,000 will support Niciodata Singur’s care workers, aiding them in their day-to-day work such as visiting their beneficiaries and keeping them company, taking them outside on walks, and going grocery shopping with them. The funds also supported the organisation’s planning of trips to different cities such as Targoviste, Salina Prahova, and Comana, where the participants took part in various enjoyable activities and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
1st July 2022


It is said that home is where the heart is and through our donation to Hopes And Homes we are supporting a cause which is close to many Pragmatic Play employees’ hearts. Our €40,000 donation will aid a Ukrainian refugee transit centre that cares for refugees for two to four weeks on average and supplies clothes and shoes along with counselling services. We’re proud to say that our donation will help support approximately 260 refugees for a month, of which 150 of these will be children.
27th June 2022


From man’s best friend to our feline compatriots, animals hold a special place in all of our hearts at Pragmatic Play. After making previous contributions to the Homeless Animal Hospital just outside Bucharest, Romania throughout the years, we have donated another €7,000 to help provide continued support to the amazing work the team provides in both saving and looking after homeless animals that do not have anybody to care for them. Our past work with the Homeless Animal Hospital has shown us what even a small amount of care and love can do to improve these animals’ lives and we are proud to help support them further.
10th June 2022


Pragmatic Play has made a £6,850 donation to Gibraltar’s wildlife sanctuary, the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), home to several native and exotic animal species. Situated in Gibraltar’s stunning Alameda Botanic Gardens, the AWCP cares for unwanted exotic pets and animals confiscated by customs and raises awareness of endangered species through conservation education.    Pragmatic Play’s donation will help the Park support its new North American turtle exhibit, funding the refurbishment of its turtle ponds that require running, filtered water to ensure the health of the animals they house.  A key purpose of the AWCP is the conservation of threatened species in the wild, partaking in international conservation projects to ensure their survival. Through selected captive breeding programmes, they also hope to play an important role in the international effort to conserve rare and at-risk groups of species. 
13th May 2022

UNICEF Ukraine Appeal

Pragmatic Play has continued to show its support for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine with a donation of €10,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF’s drive to help Ukraine’s most vulnerable children and families. Millions of children have been deeply affected by the ongoing hostilities as homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families, and people have been left without clean water, food, or electricity. Pragmatic Play is proud to do its part to support UNICEF’s incredible work in providing access to essential provisions, healthcare, and education services among other critical support as they work around the clock to scale up life-saving services to all those affected.
6th May 2022


We contributed €18,000 to two established autism causes as it continues to donate towards significant charitable concerns across the globe. As April was World Autism Awareness Month, we supported key programmes in both building new facilities and assisting in daily activities. We worked closely with Autism Voice in Romania, which assists families with autistic children in its two therapy sites. It is set to open a research centre, the Autism Voice Institute, which will cover an area of over 1,000 square meters in Bucharest and will include spaces for research and development of therapy programs, as well as private spaces for counselling, therapy sessions, and training. Our donation will assist with the funding for this new setting, which is set to open later this year. In our Malta hub, we assisted the Autism Parents Association, contributing gaming consoles, board games and other interactive products aimed at the charity’s youth project, Social Integration Programme for Teens (SIPT). The charity holds fortnightly sessions which concentrate primarily on behaviour, social interaction, lifestyle and other fun activities. Through this initiative, numerous benefits have been nurtured, including improving mental health, increased interaction among peers, empowerment with cognitive tasks, and improved social skills.
29th April 2022


We donated £100,000 to the British Red Cross as part of the organisation’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With the continuing humanitarian crisis in the country, the donation will be used to support the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement response. In just seven weeks, the Red Cross has already reached one million people with life-saving aid in both Ukraine and across Europe. Support includes financial assistance, food, clothing, water, and psychosocial care. Volunteers from across the world are assisting civilians in the conflict, with Pragmatic Play’s contribution going towards the well-being and safety of families through the humanitarian organisation. The conflict in Ukraine is one that has deeply touched us at Pragmatic Play. We have valued colleagues and their families directly affected and we are keen to help them and the wider community in Ukraine in whatever way we can. Our contribution will help ensure that the incredible work that the Red Cross undertakes can continue, and those caught up in the crisis will be able to receive much needed humanitarian support.
8th March 2022


To mark Internation Women’s Day, we made a €10,000 donation to Malta-based Survivors of Abuse with Resilience (SOAR). International Women’s Day is an important date in the calendar, with many entities coming together in the pursuit of equality in a social, economic and cultural sense. The annual event sees celebrations marked worldwide and our donation to SOAR is the latest contribution to an important cause in one of its hub countries, as it continues to focus on initiatives close to the hearts of its employees. SOAR provides one-to-one sessions for women who have been subject to abuse, as well as support groups, workshops, social clubs, advocacy and outreach amongst a host of other essential services that the donation will help to support and grow. SOAR provides essential aid for women, and we are fierce advocates of the vital work they do, so we are immensely proud with our collaboration efforts and donation.
23rd December 2021

Pragmatic Play supports Nazareth House Soup Kitchen with £10,000 donation

We recently donated £10,000 to Nazareth House, a soup kitchen situated in Gibraltar that remained operational throughout the Covid-19 pandemic providing the homeless community with daily meals, as well as facilities for hot showers, clean clothes, and essential supplies. Nazareth House is run from St Theresa’s Church and provides an essential service to the local community as the only functioning soup kitchen in the area. Pragmatic Play’s donation will assist the organisation in continuing their crucial services to those in need.
24th December 2021


For our final project of 2021, we offered our support to the Carusel Association with a €10.000 donation. Their mission is heart-warming in both senses of the word, as we joined them while they provided warmth to some of the homeless population of Bucharest on a bitterly cold night over the festive season. For many, the festive period is one that is marked by staying inside with friends and family, cosy and secure from the freezing temperatures. The reality for the homeless is a much different one, each day and night brings a mental and physical battle against the cold. Carusel helps in this battle by providing sleeping bags, insulated blankets, clothes, socks, scarves, jackets, hot tea and a hot meal. For the past ten years, Carusel have been at the forefront of supporting homeless people by providing the very things they lack, a warm meal, a warm blanket and most importantly, a warm heart to let them know they haven’t been forgotten about. We were honoured to join them and hope our donation can help them increase the scale of their incredible mission.
23rd of December 2021

Pragmatic Play donates £10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Society

We have donated £10,000 to Saint Vincent de Paul Society, one of the oldest registered charities in Gibraltar providing practical aid to those in need, regardless of creed, ethnic or social background. The society is comprised of two sections: the St Bernard’s Conference, all male co-workers who go out in the community to help men in need; and the St Mary’s Conference, all female co-workers helping single mothers who cannot go out to work and find it difficult to make ends meet. Each month, the charity provides families with groceries and household essentials, as well as clothing for the children, and at Christmas, the charity gifts each family during the season of giving. Pragmatic Play is proud to work with such a well-established charity lending a compassionate helping hand to those in need in Gibraltar.
20th December 2021


Puttinu Cares is an immensely influential Maltese NGO that specializes in Children’s Oncology. Certain operations or specific therapy are not available in Malta due to a lack of hospital resources, therefore the child/patient is usually referred to a doctor/ hospital in the UK. Not only does Puttinu Cares offer much needed emotional support to the parents and families of these kids, but since lodging is very expensive, Puttinu Cares has bought apartments outside London, so that these kids and their parents can stay close to hospitals free of charge during the whole course of therapy, removing accommodation as a burden in a difficult time. Now these apartments need refurbishing to ensure a proper standard of living for those who stay there, and we are giving €28,000 to cover the cost of renovations to an entire block of 8 apartments. We’re honoured to donate to such a worthwhile cause and hope it can make a real impact to the families battling Cancer.
16th December 2021


We donated €7,000 to the Libearty Bear Center, located in Zarnesti in Romania, which is the home of 116 brown bears, rescued from appalling living conditions, where many are abused in captivity. It is recognized by specialists as the most ethical sanctuary in the world. We made an exclusive adoption of Anima, and her story is one of struggle and survival. Two and a half years ago, while still a junior, she was hit by a car and seriously injured. She dragged herself to the side of the road and managed to stay alive However, with the help of an orthopedic veterinarian, Anima underwent a 6-hour operation that involved the installation of a titanium rod. After a long recovery period, Anima understood that she had to protect her injured leg and today, lives a life filled with play and happiness in a place of protection. We're delighted to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and look forward to seeing Anima thrive in such a special environment.
12th November 2021


We donated €5,000 each towards two separate horse sanctuaries, the Dreams of Horses Farm in Gozo and RMJ Horses in Malta. The Dreams of Horses Farm provides horse assisted activities to children and adults with physical, social and emotional difficulties. The owner of the farm showed our team first-hand the kind and docile nature of the horses, and it was clear to see how this place could provide such a great outlet to those who need it. We are delighted to assist with a donation and hope to see the farm go from strength to strength. RMJ Horses rescue and care for severely neglected horses and look after them until they are ready to find a forever home. Hearing the stories of what these animals had to endure, and then seeing the love they showed to our staff at the slightest sign of affection was truly moving. We hope our donation can assist the team there in protecting such a loving and gentle animal.
20th October 2021


Pragmatic Play donated €20,000 to the Blondie Association, and this money went towards covering the cost of a flight to Palermo for Damian, a small baby boy that required a liver transplant. His incredible mother donated part of her liver to give Damian a fighting chance for a better life. Blondie Association’s main aim is to assist severely sick children with getting the medical care they desperately need by flying them to countries where they can receive the proper medical attention. The Association raises awareness of this issue and organises flights to help these children get better. Two members of the Pragmatic Play team from Bucharest, Oana and Ana, were on board the flight from Romania to Palermo and helped Damian and his parents to have a safe and comfortable trip. In what was an emotional experience, Pragmatic Play was honoured to allow Damian’s mother to make such a strong and loving maternal sacrifice for her son.
23th September 2021


We donated €6,000 to Friends of the Earth Malta and visited the team there to see the great work they do. Our donation will go towards the BeeAware campaign which promotes awareness of bees, pollination and the negative effect pesticides and toxic chemicals have on these creatures. Furthermore, it will also be used for the creation of a Bee Garden wherein the volunteers are planting flowers, trees and shrubs for bees to have a safe environment and a variety of food sources. We see this as a misunderstood but highly important cause, as if there are fewer bees there is less pollination of plants and crops which can have a huge effect on the overall ecosystem, ultimately potentially resulting in food shortages and certainly a lack of biodiversity on the planet.
18th September 2021


We donated €6,000 to Żibel, a Maltese NGO that organises environmental cleanups and raises awareness of the modern-day problem of waste management. Our employees joined in on World Clean Up Day on 18th September to help Zibel's divers remove over nine tonnes of waste from the sea. Divers removed waste from the sea floor while the volunteers on land divided up the rubbish to enable its correct disposal. Not afraid of getting their hands dirty, our team got stuck in and sifted through metal, glass bottles, car batteries, ropes, tyres and… pretty much everything else you can imagine. The sheer amount of waste was a stark reminder that just because it’s underwater, it doesn’t mean it’s gone.
6th September 2021


We made a donation of £11,000 to Gibraltar charity, Calpe House. Calpe House provides accommodation and support to Gibraltarian patients and escorts who are sent to London for medical treatment by the Gibraltar Health Authority. Their aim is to provide Gibraltarian patients with a 'home away from home' while they are in London. Pragmatic Play's donation will be used by Calpe House to build a dedicated business suite at their premises at 19-23 Norfolk Square, London. The business suite will allow sponsored patients and/or their escorts to have a space in which to carry out remote working whilst they are away from Gibraltar.
2nd September 2021


Pragmatic Play was delighted to visit the Step Up For Parkinson's team at their centre in Malta. The team there does terrific work in raising awareness for and supporting those who suffer from the effects of Parkinson's disease in their lives. One innovative approach the team uses is to host free specialized movement classes for sufferers of the disease. These classes involve light exercise, dance and general movement for the group, creating a feel-good factor and plenty of smiling faces in the room! Pragmatic Play donated €5,000 to the foundation in the hope it can bring a better quality of life to all those affected by Parkinson’s in the local community.
2nd September 2021


ANAIS association was founded at the end of 2011, with its main purpose being to promote, respect and defend the rights of abused women, children, and young people. We donated the amount of €10,000 to this incredible association. Anais Association’s team was so generous to offer in return for the ladies at Pragmatic Play, an information and education workshop to prevent and combat violence against women. We hope this donation can assist ANAIS organisation in their fight both at local and national levels of government to have the rights of abused women prioritised.
31st August 2021


When we need them, they are there for us, so when they need us, we should return the favour. After making a previous contribution, we gave a donation of €7,000 to the Homeless Animal Hospital just outside Bucharest, Romania. The team there does immense work in looking after and saving homeless animals that do not have anyone to care for them. Our team seen first-hand how a small amount of love and affection goes such a long way in giving these animals a better quality of life.
30th July 2021


Pragmatic Play recently supported the YMCA Malta, an NGO that offers shelter and other services to the homeless and socially disadvantaged community, by making a €10,000 donation. YMCA Malta is at the forefront of assisting and reintegrating the homeless community in Malta. The team there offers a spectrum of services to the underprivileged, including opportunities to help find work, food schemes, counselling services and so much more. The mission of the YMCA Malta truly resonated with Pragmatic Play’s belief of equality of opportunity for all members of society.
10th June 2021


We, at Pragmatic Play, love our animals and never miss a chance to show our support whenever we can! Recently, we have donated €6,000 to three charities that aim to offer sheltering and medical services to stray animals in Malta. MSPCA is the oldest shelter for cats and dogs in the community, fighting to provide an efficient rehoming service for abandoned animals through education and compassion. The Island Sanctuary caters for stray dogs in the community, sheltering those who couldn’t find a home yet. The Cat Sanctuary follows the footsteps of the Island Sanctuary, providing shelter and medical services for homeless cats.
8th June 2021


Pragmatic Play has supported Cancer Relief in Gibraltar’s upcoming training efforts with a £10,200 donation. As the charity has continued to grow, funds were needed as new members required additional training, and with the donation, current staff will also be afforded more education to ensure that Cancer Relief continues to deliver the highest quality of care to Gibraltar residents.
13th May 2021


The Homeless Animal Hospital treats pets and abandoned cats and dogs, nursing them back to health and assisting families that can’t afford private veterinary treatment. Pragmatic Play donated €7,700 to the initiative, which is a partnership between Romania Animal Rescue, and World Animal Veterinary Emissaries. Providing support for key animal companions allows those in need in society to be safe in the knowledge that should anything befall their pet, they are in good hands.
12th May 2021


Fondazzjoni Sebħ provides residential services to children in Malta, aiming to help them reach their full potential by offering a safe and loving environment. The foundation also supports families and individuals to recover from multiple trauma. Pragmatic Play donated €10,000 which will be used for renovating the interiors of one of the foundation’s homes. As always, it’s been an honour to lend a helping hand to those who want to contribute to the well-being of the Maltese community.
12th May 2021


Pragmatic Play contributed with a generous donation of €21,000 to the Metropolis Philanthropic Foundation, a leading NGO in Romania that has been fighting to give the less fortunate children a chance for a better future since 2007. The donation will be used to rehabilitate the 7th floor of the Clinical Institute Fundeni, dedicated to the children’s oncology section. We are always happy to support those who strive to make a change for the better.
20th Apr 2021


Foodbank Lifeline Foundation provides food to individuals and families who are experiencing hunger. During Covid times, this foundation has helped hundreds of families and individuals on a daily basis. Pragmatic Play supported them with a donation of €5,000, amount that was invested into non-perishable emergency food packs, including canned food, cereals, pasta sauces and rice. We are beyond happy we could further contribute to the well-being of the Maltese community.
16th Mar 2021

Prior Park sports pitch

The Prior Park School in Gibraltar had outgrown its existing recreational space and used a dormant space that nearby to create a brand-new sports pitch. Pragmatic Play donated £25,000 to the project, with a modern court now installed, replete with Prior Park School logo dominating the middle of the surface. The area not only offers school children a fantastic space to enjoy activities, but it also boasts enviable views over the Bay! In future, it is hoped the space can be made available to local sports teams and the public.
8th Mar 2021

Women for Women Foundation

To mark International Women’s Day, Pragmatic Play donated €5,000 to the Women for Women Foundation, a leading organisation in Malta for the empowerment and support of women and girls. With a proud history of women leaders at Pragmatic Play, assisting the next generation of those coming through is something we are proud of. We also supported the celebratory event, which saw multiple conferences surrounding the advancement of equality.
23rd Dec 2020

Maltese NGO donations

With a strong presence in Malta, over the festive period, we donated €30,000 to three separate NGOs across the nation. With many facing challenges brought about by the pandemic, Pragmatic Play supported the St. Jeanne Antide Foundation, Malta Hospice Movement, and the Good Shepherd Sisters, all of whom play a vital role in family support, palliative care and supporting domestic violence victims across the island.
9th Jul 2020

GBC Open Day

Pragmatic Play was delighted to assist in the annual GBC Open Day in 2020, donating £10k to the eventual total of a staggering £180k. The GBC is Gibraltar’s leading broadcast and news outlet, with the institution hosting an annual fundraising day to be able to assist those in need on The Rock. Despite the challenges faced in the 2020 edition due to Covid restrictions, the day saw an all-time record amount of donations, and we were delighted to do our bit for our local community!

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