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Shock Closures At The Children’s Centre

Children and family services are to close and up to 20 jobs lost in a shake-up of a major island charity. The Children’s Centre announced today (Friday) that it is ending its early years facilities, including the nursery, breakfast, after school and holiday clubs at Woodbourne Road in Douglas and the nursery at Laxey Pavilion. … Read More →

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Launch Of Christmas Appeal For Residents In Need

The Salvation Army has launched its annual Christmas Appeal to help provide presents and food to island residents in need. Residents are being asked to consider buying an extra present and taking it, unwrapped, to any branch of Isle of Man Bank or to ‘Penny’, the mobile bank, where it will be given to children … Read More →

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A Father And His Son Climb Mountain To Help Charities

A father and son from Douglas have climbed western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, to raise money for charity. Patrick and David Butterworth raised £1,700 to split between Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation and the Isle of Man Netball Development Squad. The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, … Read More →

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How Prisoners Have Helped The Poppy Appeal

Fundraising efforts for this year’s Poppy Appeal have received support from two prisoners. Phil McCarthy and Frankie Thompson, who are currently serving sentences at the prison in Jurby, have helped to refurbish more than one thousand of the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) red collection boxes. The boxes will be on shop counters around the island, … Read More →

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Government Donates Over £80,000 To Replace Earthquake-Hit Schools

The Manx Government is giving more than £80,000 to a charity to help rebuild two schools destroyed in an earthquake in Nepal. The Pahar Trust has received a grant of £82,545 to replace the school, which were damaged in an earthquake in the country two years ago. The loss of the schools has resulted in … Read More →

PJ Pamper Night At The Mount Murray

Come along for a pamper night in your pyjamas at The Mount Murray! Hosted by Rachel Corlett for Miss Isle of Man Community Challenge 2017 and Manx Breast Cancer Support Group £20 per person for 3 mini beauty treatments. Choice of nails, waxing, facials, massage, pedicure, reflexology, Indian head massage, make up or spray tan. … Read More →

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Share Your Views On Hospice With Survey

Hospice Isle of Man has launched a survey to find out people’s perceptions and awareness of its services. The charity is set to mark its 35th anniversary in 2018. Chief executive Anne Mills said it was important to capture and understand both the views of service users and the wider community in order to be … Read More →

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VAT Blow For Animal Welfare Charity

Animal welfare charity the MSPCA faces paying a big bill to the taxman after it discovered it had inadvertently been overclaiming VAT for several years. Steve Burrows, one of the directors of the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said it would be inappropriate to reveal the scale of the discrepancy until … Read More →

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Prisoners And Guards Raise Money For Charity On Sponsored Walk

Staff and inmates at the prison have presented a cheque for £716 to Manx Cancer Help. The money was raised through sponsorship for participating in the annual Lisa Lowe Walk. A team from the prison tackled the 28-mile Millennium Way from Sky Hill in Ramsey to Castletown, setting off a day after the main charity … Read More →

Port Erin Lifeboat Day

Join in and celebrate Port Erin Lifeboat Day. Craft stalls area, family and children’s attractions, displays & sea safety advice . Port Erin Coastguard and other emergency services. Entry: FREE