We’re a good bunch, us Manxies, and we do a lot of good things. In this new series, we’re highlighting all the good that’s happening in our community. 

McGuiness Guinness challenge raised £1005.10 

We reported that 16 Woody regulars embarked on one of the GREATEST charity fundraisers of all time: the McGuiness Guinness challenge. While their efforts to do a lap of the TT and drink 8 ½ pints of guinness in less than 1hr and 45 minutes (John McGuiness’ best ever time for 6 laps of the TT course) was thwarted by a mountain closure, the regulars still managed  to raise a cracking £1005.10 for the Joey Dunlop foundation (JDF). They handed over the fat cheque over to the JDF on the Woodies’ 125th birthday.


L to R - Jerry Carter (Carter’s Advocates, sponsor), John Pearson (the brains behind the MGC), Chris Cooke, Trevor Latus (landlord of the Woody), Bruce Baker of the JDF, Sandy and Iain Wrigley.L to R - Jerry Carter (Carter’s Advocates, sponsor), John Pearson (the brains behind the MGC), Chris Cooke, Trevor Latus (landlord of the Woody), Bruce Baker of the JDF, Sandy and Iain Wrigley.

L to R – Jerry Carter (Carter’s Advocates, sponsor), John Pearson (the brains behind the MGC), Chris Cooke, Trevor Latus (landlord of the Woody), Bruce Baker of the JDF, Sandy and Iain Wrigley.

Mantis to raise over £15,000 for local charities

Local IT company, Mantis, are to raise over £15,000 for several local charities by holding a Charity Challenge karting event, taking place in Jurby on the 21st November. The event will have 6k in prize money up for grabs. Local businesses are encouraged to enter the challenge to raise for their preferred charity. You can enter by emailing hello@mantis.im

Diabetes IOM need YOU to name their new mascot

Diabetes IOM have two new mascots, but, unfortunately, they are nameless. Diabetes IOM are looking for someone to give names to their new mascots, and they’re rewarding whoever wins with a 50 quid voucher for JAC stores. For a bonus entry, you can colour in their mascot. Notably, there is no age limit on the colouring competition, meaning I am intending to absolutely smoke some 5 year olds for that voucher. You can find details on the Diabetes Isle of Man socials.


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Housing Matters receives cash from Manx Lotto fund

The Manx lotto fund are continuing to support Housing Matters, a charity that helps the homeless on island, so they can fund a full time housing support officer for 12 more months. The support worker will help people with a whole host of housing needs, including supporting individuals who have just left hospital find suitable housing. The charity are expecting a significant workload in response to the pandemic, so the additional funding is undoubtedly helpful.

Back to the south for Beach Buddies

Beach cleaner-upperers (definitely a word) Beach Buddies are heading back down south to do what they do best: cleaning beaches. They will be at Fisher’s hill on Sunday, 1st November at 10:30am, and, as always, welcome new volunteers.