Here is your weekly dose all things GOOD, enjoy.

Community Efforts


 - Girlguiding IOM recently celebrated the success of one of their young brownies for fundraising efforts over lockdown. Geneva, of the 9th Douglas Brownies, was presented the North West Region Presidents Award in a virtual ceremony with the Region Chief Commissioner. Geneva was presented the award after raising £800 for Cruz kids, a bereavement charity on the island, over lockdown by dying her hair. A well deserved award Geneva, congratulations!
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Girlguiding IOM recently celebrated the success of one of their young brownies for fundraising efforts over lockdown. Geneva, of the 9th Douglas Brownies, was presented the North West Region Presidents Award in a virtual ceremony with the Region Chief Commissioner. Geneva was presented the award after raising £800 for Cruz kids, a bereavement charity on the island, over lockdown by dying her hair. A well deserved award Geneva, congratulations!


 - Roc Vannin is a pop choir here on the island that you have likely seen at one of the many events they have performed at, including the christmas lights turn on in Douglas or Gef’s very own Manx national anthem singalong. Unable to perform and practice over lockdown the members of the choir did not want to let that stop them from supporting local causes. Choosing to continue paying their dues, the Choir instead put that money towards charity with local mental health cause, Isle Listen, receiving a £500 donation in June. A fantastic idea to send vital funds to an important cause, thanks to all at the choir and we can’t wait to hear you at your next performance.
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Roc Vannin is a pop choir here on the island that you have likely seen at one of the many events they have performed at, including the christmas lights turn on in Douglas or Gef’s very own Manx national anthem singalong. Unable to perform and practice over lockdown the members of the choir did not want to let that stop them from supporting local causes. Choosing to continue paying their dues, the Choir instead put that money towards charity with local mental health cause, Isle Listen, receiving a £500 donation in June. A fantastic idea to send vital funds to an important cause, thanks to all at the choir and we can’t wait to hear you at your next performance.

A few fundraising updates now on previous stories. You may remember when we told you about Craig Brinkley who opened up his garden to raise money for the IOM Air Ambulance. Well after a day of visitors, including Ashy himself, Craig managed to raise £1,760 for the cause, sure to make a big difference, thank you Craig and everyone involved! Last week we told you about the amazing Dylan Walton who was climbing up Snaefell to raise money for his friends at Rebecca House. Well after completing his challenge Dylan has raised over £21,000 for the charity, an amount way over his £5,000 goal. Well done to Dylan and everyone involved for raising such an incredible amount!

Online Best Bits


 - Fans of country music listen up! Douglas born Becky Lawrence, who may you have seen in the past on the Gaiety stage in performances like Miss Saigon or the Wizard of Oz, released her new single ‘You Say’ this week and has seen it top the iTunes Country music chart for the UK! This was following the news that Becky was a finalist for the Artist of the Year prize at the UK country music Awards. So great to hear about Manx success stories so congrats Becky! You can download her song on iTunes or listen on Spotify here.
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Fans of country music listen up! Douglas born Becky Lawrence, who may you have seen in the past on the Gaiety stage in performances like Miss Saigon or the Wizard of Oz, released her new single ‘You Say’ this week and has seen it top the iTunes Country music chart for the UK! This was following the news that Becky was a finalist for the Artist of the Year prize at the UK country music Awards. So great to hear about Manx success stories so congrats Becky! You can download her song on iTunes or listen on Spotify here.

  • For your weekly dose of what to watch this week we yet again turn to Netflix and Disney+. From Netflix we’ve got the second season of The Umbrella Academy, a sci-fi fantasy show about a superpowered family who come together to investigate their adopted father’s death, oh and try to prevent the impending apocalypse. You may have caught season one last year but if not you can catch up now on Netflix.

  • Moving to Disney+ we’ve got two very different offerings. ‘Black is King’ is Beyoncé’s visual album tie in to her ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album from last year. The album was created by the singer as a response to the ‘live action’ (but let’s be honest just really fancy animation) version of the Disney movie and was described as her love letter to Africa. In a very different vein, the Disney streaming service have got the first episode of ‘Muppets Now’, their new tv show for those famous puppets that features various segments from all of your favourite characters and a whole bunch of celebrities including Linda Cardellini (from Dead To Me and Scooby Doo) and the ruler of all things drag, Ru Paul. If you’re a fan of the Muppets, or just chaotic fun in general, then this is obviously one for you to check out.

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