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Change of venue for Manx Cancer Help’s Archibald Knox Ball due to great demand

Change of venue for Manx Cancer Help’s Archibald Knox Ball due to great demand

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archibald Knox Ball in aid of Manx Cancer Help on Saturday September 6th has attracted such overwhelming support a larger venue has had to be secured. Sponsored by Celton Manx the ball, with joint patrons Katie Melua and James Toseland as guests of honour, will now be held in a marquee in the grounds […]

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Lighthouse abseilers drop in to help charity

Lighthouse abseilers drop in to help charity

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first ever abseil from the top of Douglas Head Lighthouse took place on Saturday (April 12) to raise funds for The Children’s Centre. Twenty-two took part, including MHKs Laurence Skelly and Kate Beecroft, with the fundraising total for the event expected to be around £5,000 when all the sponsorship money is collected. Participants made […]

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Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent aid visit to The Gambia by Kirk Michael resident Fams Camara and his family had more than one happy ending for people living in the rural areas of the African country. Having successfully bid for funding from the International Development Committee, Fams went out to ensure a borehole was drilled for the village […]

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Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent Shoprite Charity Quiz Night at Bar George in Douglas has raised £2,000 for the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust. Chairman of the Trust Ron Spencer said: “We’re very grateful to Shoprite for organising this great quiz and to James Davis for acting as question master for the event. Thanks to […]

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Andrew’s marathon effort for Manx Blind Welfare Society

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man school teacher Andrew Wilkinson is running Sunday’s London Marathon in aid of the Manx Blind Welfare Society. Andrew said he had chosen the charity, which looks after the interests of blind and visually impaired people on the Isle of Man, as its headquarters, Corrin Court, is next door to his school, St […]

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Learn a new skill at charity’s Crafternoon Tea workshops this Sunday

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you want to learn a new skill – and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea – then The Children’s Centre has just the thing for you this weekend. A ‘Crafternoon Tea’ event is being held at the charity’s Community Farm on Sunday April 13 offering a chance to get some expert tips in bread making […]

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Manx Cancer Help announces first ever Golf Day

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prominent local charity, Manx Cancer Help, will host its first ever Golf Day on Thursday 19th June, with support from its patron James Toseland and Microgaming. The AM-AM competition – one of Manx Cancer Help’s flagship events in 2014 – is being held at Mount Murray Golf Club and is open to teams of four […]

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Manx charities receive £20,000 worth of support from Zurich

Manx charities receive £20,000 worth of support from Zurich

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twenty-four Manx charities will benefit from a significant donation made by Zurich’s Staff Charity Fund. The international life company, based on Athol Street in Douglas, has given £20,000 to them in order to help support the valuable work they do in the local community. The shortlist of charities was compiled following a consultation with the […]

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Statement from The Children’s Centre re Douglas Head Lighthouse abseil

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Due to the forecast for high winds and heavy rain tomorrow (Saturday April 5) the Douglas Head Lighthouse abseil, which was due to take place from 10am, has been postponed for safety reasons. The event, organised by The Children’s Centre to raise funds for its charitable projects, will now take place on Saturday April 12 […]

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Douglas Head Lighthouse abseil this Saturday

Douglas Head Lighthouse abseil this Saturday

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first ever abseil from the top of Douglas Head Lighthouse is being held on April 5 – it is organised by The Children’s Centre to raise funds for its charitable projects. It will be the first time ever that abseiling has been allowed from the top of the lighthouse and promises to be a […]

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