Charity Roundup

Here’s all the good that’s been going on this week..

Care awards

The Isle of Man Care Awards took place on Tuesday night,  recognising the incredible work carers do for our community. The cutest winner was Stinker the ferret (aka the most decorated ferret on island) who won the Supportive Pet 2020. Here he is looking adorable with his award with the Health Minister, David Ashford.


Sally-Ann Maiden with Stinker the Ferret at the Isle of Man Care Awards. Prize presented by health minister David Ashford.Sally-Ann Maiden with Stinker the Ferret at the Isle of Man Care Awards. Prize presented by health minister David Ashford.

Sally-Ann Maiden with Stinker the Ferret at the Isle of Man Care Awards. Prize presented by health minister David Ashford.

4000 crocus corms are planted for the Purple4Polio campaign

The Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann, helped by students at Phurt Le Moirrey school, have planted 4000 crocus corms as part of the the Purple4Polio campaign. The Rotary Club have been supporting the fight against polio, which has slowed down as laboratories have focused their efforts on the Covid-19 pandemic. When the purple flowers bloom in spring, the Rotary club hope to carry out further fundraising for the Rotary End Polio Now Campaign, in which every donation is matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. 

8k to the Manx Wildlife Trust

The Manx lottery trust have awarded a grant of almost 8k to the Manx Wildlife trust, which was forced to close its gift shop and visitor centres over lockdown. The funds will be partly used to bring a part-time community centre.


Manx Wildlife Trust shop in PeelManx Wildlife Trust shop in Peel

Manx Wildlife Trust shop in Peel

Online busker makes 1k for Teapot trust

Did anyone else miss the buskers on Strand Street during lockdown? 14 year old Busker Roo Hyett, who has previously busked over TT for charity, undertook a 6 month campaign busking online. It was a success, and she raised £1,095 for the Teapot trust, who provide clinical art therapy to support children coping with chronic illness and mental health conditions. 

Markies donates 5k to Friends of Nobles Hospital

M&S in Douglas have donated 5k to the Friends of Nobles Hospital. The charity provides everything from christmas presents for patients to equipment for the hospital. 

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