Gef’s Good News – August


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And just like that, August 2K+18 is up.We have to say we’ve loved the summer months, some of the best we young Geffers can remember. August was a belter, the sun continued to shine and so did some brilliant Manxies…

The Red Box Project Isle of Man was launched

The Red Box Project was launched with an aim to provide all school age girls with sanitary products, free of charge. Read more here.

Red Box Project

Andrew Bentley from the Green Party wins the Douglas Council Seat in by-election

The Isle of Man Green Party celebrated their first electoral success, Andrew Bentley was appointed councillor of the Derby Ward.  His first public engagement was (naturally) judging a sand castle competition on Douglas beach! Happy days. Andrew Bentley

Sam Barks opened Pretty Woman on Broadway 😍

Sam BarksThe beautiful and talented Sam Barks is leading lady in Pretty Woman. We’re still crushing on the pic of her and Julia Roberts, iconic really.Mad to think a young gal from Laxey has made it all the way to Broadway. Dream big kids.

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Endangered red ruffed lemurs arrive at Curraghs Wildlife Park

A pair of endangered red ruffed lemurs arrived on the Island from two zoos in the UK. There are less than 600 of this type of lemur left in the world, and they have arrived into the Wildlife Park as part of an international breeding programme.

Due to unprecedented demand, Saddleoake Saturdays are being introduced.

Yes, we lost our shit too. Following a V blase announcement on their Facebook page, they confirmed that Saddleoake Saturdays would take place every other Saturday.SaddleoakeAnd the great news is THIS Saturday, is one of those Saturdays!

St. Ninian’s Pupil Adam Drummond took 3rd place in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships

15 year old Adam Drummond from the Island headed to Florida to compete in the Microsoft Office specialist exams last month. Adam came 3rd, out of an incredible 1.3 million entrants. We had a chat with him here

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A 13 year-old from the Isle of Man, Charlotte Clark, reached the final of a National Tennis Championship at Wimbledon and won!

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Photo credit: Manx Radio

The Great Taste Awards

A total of 18 producers from the Island were recognised in this years’ Awards, proving once again that our Island produce is the cream of the crop.Close Leece Chorizo was also featured in the Sunday Times food supplement. Mega!

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Isle of Man Creamery has gone green

This week, the Isle of Man Creamery announced their new environmentally friendly packaging this first of its kind in the British Isles. Our amazing UNESCO biosphere homeland is leading the way.

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Relay for Life Isle of Man took place and over £100,000 was raised

An incredible amount! AND we were pleased as a punch to see so many happy pineapples for the Gef lap.

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Pokerstars supported Young Carers

Young CarersThey were each given a cooking class at the Cook Shack, and left with a slow cooker. A great initiative that will have brought a lot of enjoyment to the group!

Some cracking new establishments opened

Check out our hot-spots article for a round-up, but it’s great to see so many brilliant businesses opening on our Isle.

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Markie completes training to offer painless delivery of chemo drugs

Markie has acquired the complex skills needed to insert a patient’s PICC line – a semi-permanent intravenous line used to deliver chemotherapy treatments, which can last many months. The procedure uses ultrasound technology to guide the siting of the line and the whole process is carried out under X-ray control.Markie’s training marks the latest step in the development of a nurse-led acute oncology service at Nobles and means all patients can continue to have their lines inserted locally, avoiding repeated ‘needles’ for their chemotherapy and ensuring their treatment is comfortable and safe.Markie

Bruce Anstey popped up at the Grandstand

Everyone’s favourite Kiwi made an appearance at the Grandstand for the FOM and he looked in great health. Bruce is fighting cancer for the second time, and we all wish him well in his treatment. What a guy.Photo credit: Tim Glover / Manx Radio.Bruce Anstey

Lisa’s clothing brand launches in Topshop Oxford Street

Un-nyeCongratulations to the incredibly talented local gal Lisa Angwin, who’s clothing brand UN-NYE is opening as a concession in Topshop on Oxford Street (no less)“UN-NYE celebrates empowered women, featuring timeless, effortless, versatile pieces that are both sophisticated and enchanting, ethereal and sexy.”What a talent and an incredible success story.

A-Lew reacted to Theresa May’s dance vids…

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