Hospice Isle of Man is to promote Isle of Man Post Office’s ultimate Robin Gibb CBE collectable to help raise much needed funds for its children’s hospice, Rebecca House.
The ultimate collection special folder is a must-have tribute to one of the world’s finest songwriters and performers. The special folder comprises of the Robin Gibb – 50 St Catherine’s Drive label stamp sheet alongside two unique items that you won’t find anywhere else – a special format 50 St Catherine’s Drive envelope containing a DVD incorporating never-before-seen Robin Gibb material.
The disc brings together episodes of his career in relation to the Isle of Man including interviews in Thame before the first issue of Bee Gees stamps in 1999, a performance of Ellan Vannin at King William’s College, his Freeman of Douglas visit, the opening of Rebecca House, coverage of a poignant postal tribute at 50 St Catherine’s Drive itself and a truly unique photo gallery of images kindly shared by Robin’s family. In addition, the lavish collector’s folder also features a heart-warming tribute by renowned music writer David Leaf.
For every special folder sold, £3 is donated to Rebecca House, the children’s hospice on the Island which Robin and his wife Dwina officially opened in 2008. Robin was born in the Isle of Man and was proud to call it his home despite also having lived in Manchester and Australia while growing up. Hospice Isle of Man will be selling the folders, priced £30, at their forthcoming events.
Maxine Cannon, General Manager Isle of Man Post Office said: “The ultimate collection special folder is the perfect tribute to one of the Island’s most-loved sons. We officially launched the stamps in tribute to Robin in April at his former childhood home – 50 St Catherine’s Drive in Douglas. We are delighted this exclusive product is now available for Robin Gibb fans across the globe and pleased to be teaming up with Hospice Isle of Man to promote the folder which sales of will benefit Rebecca House.”
Mary Doyle, PR & Marketing Manager, Hospice Isle of Man said: “Our children’s hospice, Rebecca House costs just over half a million pounds each year to look after approximately 25 children. Our connection with Robin and Dwina Gibb is very strong and we were delighted to be afforded the opportunity to work with Isle of Man Post Office to be part of this innovative and interesting product. We hope Robin’s fans support this collectable folder by purchasing it and raising valuable funds to help continue to help the children on the Isle of Man that need a children’s hospice.”