Advocates Donate to Children’s Centre

DQ Advocates’ ‘Baby Board’ swapped its office ‘Secret Santa’ and instead bought and donated presents to local charity, The Children’s Centre. Gifts were further boosted by a £500 donation from DQ, meaning a total of more than £800 was raised for the cause.

The company has also donated an additional £500 in support of the Isle of Man Foodbank. Staff went down to Santa’s Grotto at the Strand Shopping Centre in Douglas to hand over the gifts and donation.

DQ Associate, Jessica Cocker, a member of the Baby Board, said: ‘2021 has been a tough year for many and we are delighted to play our part supporting such a fantastic initiative which shows incredible generosity to the children of the Island who, for a variety of reasons, are less fortunate than most.

‘We hope Santa’s Little Helpers has helped make Christmas special for those children who may not otherwise feel the Christmas spirit.’

A Ramsey Dip

Ramsey RNLI along with the Friends of Bunscoill Rhumsaa are holding a Chilly Dip at 11am on 1st January 2022 to raise funds for both organisations. 

The event, which is now in its eleventh year, takes place at the South Beach opposite the Ramsey RNLI Lifeboat station.   

Advance registration can be done on line via the Ramsey RNLI Facebook page.  Alternatively you can register on the day from 10am at the Ramsey Lifeboat Station.  The dip will start at 11am prompt. 

There is suggested donation of £2 per person, payable on the day when  registering. Dippers are welcome to collect sponsorship for the event. Sponsorship forms and manual registration forms can be picked up from the RNLI Lifeboat Shop in Ramsey.  The volunteer lifeboat crew of the all-weather RNLB Ruby Clery, members of the Ladies Guild and members of Friends of Bunscoill Rhumsaa will be on hand on the day to help the event run smoothly.  Warm drinks will be available from the the Boathouse.


A quick reminder, incase you needed it, that there are no Night Owl buses tonight. The last buses are below:

Merry Christmas

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