Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD!

Community Efforts


Giving Wonder Woman herself a run for her money, 9-year-old Chloe Rollitt has begun a 20k superhero challenge.  - Chloe is planning to run 20 kilometres on a treadmill over 20 days, dressed in her best superhero costume! Chloe is not new to fundraising, with a total of £27k raised in the past from her other charity efforts. The superhero challenge is all in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and Chloe has managed to raise £725 so far, already way over her £500 goal. You can support her effort here. Forget the Amazing Spider-Man, the Isle of Man has their very own Caring Chloe!

Giving Wonder Woman herself a run for her money, 9-year-old Chloe Rollitt has begun a 20k superhero challenge.

Chloe is planning to run 20 kilometres on a treadmill over 20 days, dressed in her best superhero costume! Chloe is not new to fundraising, with a total of £27k raised in the past from her other charity efforts. The superhero challenge is all in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and Chloe has managed to raise £725 so far, already way over her £500 goal. You can support her effort here. Forget the Amazing Spider-Man, the Isle of Man has their very own Caring Chloe!

  • This week, in the world of business excellence, Manx businessman, Luke Adebiyi was featured in a list of 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in the UK, curated by Yahoo Finance and EMpower. The list represents people who are not senior leaders in their company but have still made big strides for inclusion in the workplace. Luke’s profile in the list, at number 56, also mentions his role as an executive committee member for the Princess Diana Hospice at Home Trust as well as his work with InsideOut Mental Health Charter and #UCanTalkToMe, a social media movement that Luke founded. Such important work should be celebrated and it’s so great to see Luke representing the island on this list!


If we thought we couldn’t be more impressed by the Manx public, the charity efforts are not stopping anytime soon.  - Lewis Malone was meant to be completing a charity cycle in the Alps this summer in aid of The Children’s Centre, but when COVID hit he was forced to cancel, that doesn’t mean he’s given up though! On July 18th Lewis will complete the equivalent of his ride up Mount Ventoux by riding up the Sloc TWELVE times, covering about 75km. You can contribute to his fundraiser, already at £490, here.
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If we thought we couldn’t be more impressed by the Manx public, the charity efforts are not stopping anytime soon.

Lewis Malone was meant to be completing a charity cycle in the Alps this summer in aid of The Children’s Centre, but when COVID hit he was forced to cancel, that doesn’t mean he’s given up though! On July 18th Lewis will complete the equivalent of his ride up Mount Ventoux by riding up the Sloc TWELVE times, covering about 75km. You can contribute to his fundraiser, already at £490, here.

  • Also in July, the IOM branch of the Samaritans charity is running a virtual marathon over the month. The ‘Samarathon’ encourages people to run, jog or walk a marathon distance, 26.2 miles for those who aren’t sure, over the whole of July. With a focus on keeping fit and staying mentally healthy, you can sign up for the Samarathon at www.samaritans.org/samarathon.

Online Best Bits

  • Everybody loves a good romance story: Romeo and Juliet, Rose and Jack, Elio and Oliver, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Well, let me introduce you to the love of Daisy May Cooper and Jon the Sea Captain. This week, Daisy, best known as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC comedy ‘This Country,’ documented her tumultuous love story on her Instagram (@daisymaycooper). When a random account messaged her, using lines like ‘you have a very nice picture on you profile’ and ‘you pay $953 to Weston Union or I  must call cops [sic],’ Daisy was hooked. With the highs and lows of Jon’s job as an ‘office [sic]’ in the army and ‘the bad men’ who seem to be after him, Daisy has had thousands of people desperate to learn more and even inspired Jake Quickenden (from the X Factor and I’m a Celeb) to write songs about the tale. You can follow their story by going to Daisy’s Instagram account and looking at her posts from the last 4 days. (In all seriousness this made for some very funny interactions and is a perfect way to deal with Instagram scammers).

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  • One of the biggest crazes we saw over the lockdown was people taking up running, but many were getting bored of the same old routes, that’s where the MIS came in. The ‘Manx Isolation Series’ is a running challenge that was set up on the running app Strava as a replacement for a Parkrun but has since grown to over 100 participants. Each week there was a 5km route around Douglas for people to complete and share their results with other participants on the app, some people have even gone the extra mile, literally, and run marathons. Father and Son team Geoff and Steven Quayle have been at the centre of the MIS, crunching the numbers and looking at route logistics, alongside Tiffany Baker who posted the daily results and encouraged all the runners along the way. Although the MIS is mainly over now, with the end of the lockdown, the group are looking for a place to hold an in-person drinks and finale. They are also thinking of organising a monthly 5k run in different places on the island for anyone to join in with, so stay tuned!

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Foodie Recommendations

Now we’re all allowed to be back out and about like (the new) normal, we’re switching out the streaming recommendations this week for some food suggestions.

  • If you weren’t one of the many people that got into cycling over lockdown, now is the perfect time to visit the guys at Cycle360. Available for sit in or takeaway, their cafe menu features plenty of treats. 

    – If you’re feeling healthy we recommend the Sweet Potato salad which you can have with chicken or halloumi (I can never turn down some squeaky cheese).

    – For a big appetite, there’s the Cycle 360 Big Brekkie, which should just about fill you up with every breakfast food going; from eggs, sausage, chorizo, tomato to Noa Bakehouse sourdough toast and more. 

    – If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, give their waffles a try. Personally I’d go for Nutella sauce and strawberries topping but you do you, honey.

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