‘Manx Miracles’ will benefit from the festive generosity of staff at JAKS Bar & Steak House.
The charity has received a cheque for £100 from the Island’s leading sports bar and restaurant, which has been donated after Christmas Day festivities; JAKS opened on 25 December 2013 for the first time in its history, with ‘Santa’ making an appearance to entertain the 110 diners in the venue’s stunning new sea-view restaurant.
Both ‘Santa’ and the JAKS management team decided they would like Manx Miracles to receive a donation in lieu of paying any fee for his services.
Founded by local mum, Louise Connor, Manx Miracles aims to facilitate the building of a new Sensory Play Room at the Island’s Pre-School Assessment Centre (PSAC) in Pulrose, which will cost £80,000. One of her children, Harrison, suffers from a number of medical difficulties and uses the PSAC regularly. The centre is a vital resource for not only his parents, but the families of many Manx children who suffer from a multitude of medical conditions or learning difficulties.
JAKS Bar & Steak House Co-Owner, Andy Gibbs, commented: ”JAKS is proud to support a number of local charities and youth organisations already, and we are delighted that we can add ‘Manx Miracles’ to that list. The Pre-School Assessment Centre is a vital lifeline for so many local families, including some who are regular JAKS clients, and the Sensory Play Room will only enhance the facility further. I’d like to wish Louise and her team every success for the future.”