Stories from the beneficiaries

Search and rescue at sea

Search and rescue at sea

The Åland Search and Rescue Society is a voluntary coastguard performing rescue services at sea. They secure the water areas around the Åland Islands, important sea routes for Finnish and Swedish boat drivers. Paf visited their station in Saltvik to get an insight into their association.  The Åland Search and Rescue Society (ÅSRS) has about 120 sea rescue volunteers who…

22 September 2022
Save the Children gives children the opportunity to make an impact

Save the Children gives children the opportunity to make an impact

The city of Mariehamn has made the decision to renovate the park Wirénska Parken, located by the town square in Mariehamn. With the help of the Save the Children association they wanted to make sure that those who use the park and its playground are involved in the project. Therefore, Save the Children arranged a Park day to give children…

15 July 2022
Paf’s international endeavors pave the way for a strong result

Paf’s international endeavors pave the way for a strong result

Paf reports a strong result for 2021 despite the ongoing pandemic negatively affecting Land & Ship operations. The result amounts to €34.3 million (€16.7 million in 2020). The trend is driven by Paf's international success, where among other things the continued strong growth in Switzerland proved to be a successful export of Paf's know-how within gaming. Paf's updated public customer…

Save the Children’s play therapy at the hospital

Save the Children’s play therapy at the hospital

The hospital environment can be both frightening and difficult for children to handle. The Save the Children organisation works on making visits easier for children of all ages by offering play therapy at the hospital. “There’s a lot of grief and misery at a hospital. In all of that, I try to bring out the fun and everything that’s good,…

18 February 2022
The Red Cross Voluntary Rescue Service

The Red Cross Voluntary Rescue Service

The voluntary rescue service is there to aid the authorities when the community needs extra help in the event of accidents or other emergencies. The Red Cross on Åland coordinates the activities, which consists of several organisations and about 90 volunteers. Olof Collin is the Red Cross Head of Crisis Management for the Voluntary Rescue Service in Åland. “We are…

19 January 2022
Paf donated laptops to Save the Children

Paf donated laptops to Save the Children

Paf chose to donate IT equipment to the Save the Children's organization. The equipment consisted of several laptops and a laser printer that was received by the children's rights organization in the nice spring weather on Åland. “Save the Children is one of our founders, we would not be here without them and they are very important for our community…

09 April 2021
340 lunch boxes to Matbanken

340 lunch boxes to Matbanken

Paf gave 340 lunch boxes to Matbanken (“The Food Bank”) as well as Christmas bread and gingerbread. Matbanken is a non-profit association that distributes food free of charge to households that are having financial difficulties. “This is a very nice gesture by Paf and we are very happy that we received the lunch boxes,” says Susanne Ohlsson, Operations Manager for…

17 December 2020
A good throw – for Save the Children

A good throw – for Save the Children

Save the Children together with the disc golf associations, arranged a fundraiser for the Children's Fund. In the fundraiser, the number of rounds played gave money to the Children's Fund. Paf participated as a main sponsor of the event. “It was an exciting and fun event with a nice atmosphere,” says Save the Children's acting manager Lotta Angergård. A total…

10 November 2020

The funds we generate through gaming is distributed to projects and organisations that enrich everyday life on the Ålands Islands.

Beneficiaries

The €15 million generated by Paf during 2020 (and previous years profit) was distributed during 2021 to over 300 beneficiaries. Read more about the allocation process.

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