This Week’s Charity Roundup

This week’s charity roundup includes a fella planning to cycle for 24 hours, and recognition for a couple who have given THIRTY years of service to the RNLI..

John to cycle for a whole 24 hours

If you think that your daily commute on a bike is difficult enough, get a load of John Garrood, who is attempting to cycle for 24 hours straight to raise money for Isle Listen, a local mental health charity. 


John Garrood six hours into his 24 hour challenge - Photo credit: Isle ListenJohn Garrood six hours into his 24 hour challenge - Photo credit: Isle Listen

John Garrood six hours into his 24 hour challenge – Photo credit: Isle Listen

Aquasizers raise over a grand for Macmillian

Members of an aquacise group headed out of the pool for a dinner dance and an afternoon tea party, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning. The group who meet at the Palace Hotel in Douglas, raised a total of £1,760 for Macmillan cancer support.

Couple receive service medals from RNLI 

A couple from Port St Mary have been awarded service medals from RNLI to celebrate their 30 years of service to Port St Mary Lifeboat. John and Marion Payne have been regular volunteers for 30 years, with John being the branch treasurer for 18 years, while Marion focusing largely on fundraising. In 1981, they donated £1000 to the RNLI, and together they hold annual Muder Mystery fundraising suppers. If that’s not #couplegoals, I don’t know what is.

Zurich International raise money for Beach Buddies

Zurich International, who have been on a month-long climate change mission, have donated £1,000 to beach tidying charity, Beach Buddies. Not only that, but the staff from Zurich went out to help collect litter. 


Zurich employees at Happy Valley - Photo credit: Beach BuddiesZurich employees at Happy Valley - Photo credit: Beach Buddies

Zurich employees at Happy Valley – Photo credit: Beach Buddies