Around 50 children took part in a new Junior Triathlon event on Sunday (July 27) organised to raise funds for The Children’s Centre, and to encourage youngsters to try the sport for the first time. The event, sponsored by Integrated Capabilities Ltd, was held in Ramsey with youngsters aged from eight up to 14 years old taking part.
Fifteen teams completed the Millennium Way Relay run on Saturday (July 19) raising around £2,000 for The Children’s Centre in the process. The event, sponsored by Canada Life International, saw teams of four running the 28-mile multi-terrain course from Ramsey to Castletown. Two solo runners also raced the full distance.
An open afternoon was held at The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm on Saturday 19th July to give an insight into what the Farm has to offer. The Community Farm has been designed to encourage people to reconnect with the countryside, grow their social skills and self confidence, as well as the opportunity to learn and develop new practical skills. Despite the rain all those that attended the open afternoon enjoyed their visit as they explored the Farm
The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm is hosting a number of taster sessions for anyone interested in its Inclusion Programme. The programme was launched last year thanks to funding from Manx MENCAP. Following the receipt of this funding, The Community Farm sought to develop its provision to the Island’s disability community.
A manager at The Children’s Centre was one of three Red Cross volunteers from the Island’s branch of the charity who attended a Buckingham Palace garden party to celebrate the humanitarian organisation’s 150th anniversary. Val Culligan, who is EPIC Manager at The Children’s Centre, was joined by Michael Solo and Lucy Barlow at the event.
Everything you wanted to know about composting, but were too afraid to ask! Unearth hidden facts at a workshop being held at The Community Farm this Saturday [June 21] from 10am to 3pm. The event will be led by the farm team’s composting guru Amanda Griffin who is a Master Composter trained by Garden Organic – the leading organic gardening charity.
Not all children and young people flourish in a traditional classroom environment. For a variety of reasons it can be difficult for some to adapt to school life and the self-discipline required for academic study. This can lead to behavioural problems in the classroom and truancy, and on to a spiral of decline in their academic performance.
Legendary triathlete Chrissie Wellington MBE says a junior charity event organised by The Children’s Centre is a great way to encourage youngsters to take up the sport. The Junior Triathlon event will be held in Ramsey on Sunday July 27 to raise funds for the charity’s services which help families and children across the Island. It is sponsored by Integrated Capabilities Ltd and is open to children aged between 8 and 14 years old.
Jurby Pre-School Nursery has earned the Manx Step Into Quality Award for high standards of care and management. The nursery is run by The Children’s Centre as a not for profit project which benefits the local community.