Gef’s Daily Roundup

Men Save Guvnor’s Shed

Mrs Guvnor, Lady Philippa Lorimer, has unveiled a plaque to commemorate work done by the charity Men in Sheds Port Erin to restore a summer house at Government House.

The work was required after Sir John was informed that the summer house was to be condemned as being unusable. However, after an inspection by Men in Sheds, Port Erin, it was found that with some remedial repairs, the summer house could be saved.

As a thanks, the Lorimers had the Men in Sheds round to unveil the plaque, which was supplied by Crossroads Workshop, on Monday evening.


Apparently there is an international supply shortage of crutches. So to combat this, Manx Care is asking all of us to hand back the ones we may have picked up and not returned.

Lee Derbyshire, Manx Care’s Lead Practitioner for MACU (Minor Ambulatory Care Unit), said: ‘We know that there are a lot of pairs of crutches sitting unused in our community – people may have been sent home with them and used them for a few weeks, and now they’re just gathering dust in a cupboard or surplus to requirements. If you’ve got a set and you’re not actively using them, I’d encourage you to please return them. Similarly, if you know of any friends, family members or patients who have a pair they’re no longer using, please encourage them to return these too. We’d really appreciate it!’

You can drop them off at:

  • North – Ramsey District Cottage Hospital (Minor Injuries Unit)
  • South – Equipment Hut at the rear of the Southern Wellbeing Centre, Thie Rosien, Port Erin
  • East – Noble’s Hospital Emergency Department (entrance), Douglas
  • West – Western Wellbeing Centre, opposite the large Shoprite in Peel
Hilary Yates (Western Wellbeing Partnership Referral Co-Ordinator) and Claire Bader (Western Wellbeing Partnership Lead)

Parish Walk

As the final preparations for the 2022 Manx Telecom Parish Walk are put in place, competitors are reminded that registration will take place on Wednesday (5.30pm to 8.30pm) and Thursday (5.30pm to 7.30pm) at the marquee beside the Grandstand at the NSC in Douglas. 

Entrants will be given their race numbers along with a programme and a collapsible, reusable Speed Cup courtesy of MannMade for use in the race which begins at 8am on Saturday June 18 from the NSC.

To assist with planning, a new feature on the results app, also found on the website, will predict walkers’ arrival times at the next checkpoint. Additional timing points at Round Table, Glen Maye, Hibernian, Baldrine and the Summerland end of Douglas Promenade have been included for 2022.

Gary Lamb, CEO of Manx Telecom, said: ‘We know the Manx Telecom Parish Walk is a highlight for so many people each year – not only for those who have the arduous task of walking it but also for all the spectators and the various good causes who benefit from sponsorship raised. The race organisers are always looking for innovative ways to improve the Parish Walk experience and it is great to see the efforts this year to make the event more sustainable and environmentally friendly.’