News from on and off island.
Six-year-old Daisy Harrison is walking the mini Parish Walk to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM in memory of her second cousin, Wendy Ward, who passed away from the disease in 2019, and has already raised over £545. Born in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State,’ Daisy lives […]
Pride and Posting Ahead of the island’s first Pride Festival, Isle of Man Post Office has temporarily redecorated its post box in the Sea Terminal in the colours of the Pride flag and is updating its social media pages. In addition to these gestures IOMPO’s dedicated sponsorship committee has agreed […]
The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has made a sizeable donation to Motiv8’s family support services.
Picture: Thea Ozenturk of Motiv8 with Terry Groves from HBNHT.
Disabled Sports Boost A project that enables children with disabilities to try new sports at the NSC has been given £3,000 to buy new equipment. Currently around 80 children from 13 schools take part in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme that started in 2017. It is run by […]
Set up in 2017, Quing is a community based organisation which seeks to implement a bottom up approach to aiding people in their recovery from trauma.
Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says his department is continuing to seek solutions to a Tynwald resolution requiring banks to provide basic banking services free of charge for small charities and other not for profit clubs, societies and associations. But it is unlikely to be resolved before the General Election. The […]
With the OASIS Boxes, the solar panels power the box to extract water from the ground and lakes, as well as collecting rainwater, but importantly they also filter the water.
Sixteen times world tap dance Champion Kai Scanlan has joined up with the charity to choreograph two routines, one for beginners and an advanced so that there’s an option to cover every ability.
It’s all been a bit doom and gloom recently, so Gef has scoured the web to find some heartwarming stories. A Lot of Dough Anyone who has seen American TV or films will know one thing about girl scouts, they sell cookies. And in California eight-year-old Lilly Bumpus has set […]
A quite remarkable woman is tackling a solo triathlon later this year and raising funds for a charity that has supported her. Anna-Lucia Parker, who lives with the auto-immune disease lupus, is racing in the Solo Sprint Triathlon, which is due to be held in Ramsey on May 8th. She […]
A former Ballakermeen teacher is appealing for donations of equipment and money to help students across the UK and the Isle of Man keep up their learning, both during and after the schools closure. Leigh Adams Leigh Adams has set up http://www.donatealaptop.co.uk which provides a link between schools and people […]
Neal Mellon of the Isle of Man Foodbank The Isle of Man Foodbank, which was created in 2013, with a band of volunteers, is providing much needed support for men, women and children across the island. Gef visited the Foodbank this past week, keeping our two metres at all times, […]
This month, we teamed up with Victim Support IOM to release our range of face masks. 10% of the sales will go to supporting the incredible work the charity does- so far we have raised £231.09! While the charity has been crucial for many victims of crime over the last […]
Sean Doyle, image credit: Vannin Photos/ Gary Weightman A lockdown movement is taking shape as this week a new, but familiar, challenge has taken to social media when Sean Doyle announced on facebook the return of the “5-5-5” challenge. Now cast your mind back to the first lockdown and everybody […]
A little legend from Laxey has decided to donate his birthday money because he wanted to help people. Charlie, who recently turned 7, goes to Laxey Primary School, said he wanted to donate the money to the Foodbank so it could be used to help those who need it need […]
Manxman Andrew Baker has set off on a journey of a lifetime: to row solo from Portugal to Barbados to raise money and awareness for mental health. His girlfriend Lucy Partington spoke to Gef to tell us more about Andrew’s mammoth effort. What is he doing? Andrew set off from […]
The 14th November is recognised globally each year as World Diabetes Day. It’s also the birthday of Frederick Banting, whose work with Charles Best led to the discovery of insulin, a drug used to treat diabetes, in 1921. The aim of the day is to raise as much awareness as […]