Tag: Isle of Man

Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

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Microgaming Health & Care Trust supports local film project ‘Him Upstairs’

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Microgaming Health & Care Trust has made a £5,000 donation to support the inspirational film project, Him Upstairs. Produced by Little Sky Productions, Him Upstairs was co-written by an Isle of Man resident Sonya Quayle and Liverpool based Neil Mooney. It won the award for The Best Unproduced Screenplay at the British Independent Film […]

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Successful International Festival for Business for Isle of Man

Successful International Festival for Business for Isle of Man

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Economic Development has issued an upbeat message following the conclusion of the International Festival for Business (IFB) which was held in Liverpool during June and July. The Department had a permanent presence in ‘The Hub’ for the duration of the six week festival as well as hosting weekly events that showcased the […]

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Island’s hosting of British All-Winners Festival of Plays ‘wondrous’

Island’s hosting of British All-Winners Festival of Plays ‘wondrous’

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Island’s hosting of the National Drama Festivals Association’s (NDFA) 41st British All-Winners Festival of Plays finals at the Gaiety Theatre in July has been described variously as ‘memorable’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘wondrous’, with Isle of Man drama groups triumphing in a number of categories. The Legion Players won the one-act play category, lifting the Irving […]

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IOM’s WWI history sells at auction

IOM’s WWI history sells at auction

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rare Isle of Man WWI postal history has been sold in London with Stanley Gibbons. The lots included the only known unused example in private hands of a stamp from the Knockaloe internment camp established in the IOM during WWI. The camp contained the only British post office to operate within a British prisoner of […]

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Council marks 41st anniversary of Summerland fire disaster

Council marks 41st anniversary of Summerland fire disaster

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Saturday August 2nd the Deputy Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Jon Joughin, laid a wreath on behalf of Douglas Borough Council at the memorial in the Kaye Memorial Garden on Queen’s Promenade, where he was joined by members of the Council and the general public In a short speech he said: ‘Even now, the tragic […]

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Rain doesn’t stop the footy fundraising

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Cancer Help and the Mifumi School project in Uganda are both to benefit following the Standard Bank charity football tournament on 12th July which raised £2,000. Despite heavy rain throughout the event which prompted organisers to cancel the family fun element of the day, the football carried on and was enjoyed by everyone who […]

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2014-2015 mayoral charity appeal launched

2014-2015 mayoral charity appeal launched

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Mayor Councillor Stan Cain has selected three charities for his mayoral charity appeal.   Three charities will benefit: Cruse Bereavement Care, Douglas Live At Home Scheme and St Mary’s Lourdes Youth. The selection was announced at a reception at the town hall for the charities’ representatives and supporters. Rebecca Watson of St Mary’s Lourdes […]

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Record numbers enter Relay For Life Isle of Man 2014

Record numbers enter Relay For Life Isle of Man 2014

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

With more than 400 participants already signed up and just a short time before registration closes, this year’s Relay For Life Isle of Man on August 23rd, sponsored by Celton Manx, looks set to raise record funds for Cancer Research UK, now an Isle of Man-registered charity funding life-saving treatment for cancer patients. Event chairman […]

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Millennium Way Relay charity run this Saturday

Millennium Way Relay charity run this Saturday

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Millennium Way Relay run this Saturday (July 19) will be raising funds for The Children’s Centre. There are team and individual races along the 28-mile multi-terrain footpath from Ramsey to Castletown. The Millennium Way Relay was first held in 1979 when the Millennium Way trail first opened. Traditionally, it was on Boxing Day with […]

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