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To find out all about our latest projects, fundraising events and new developments at The Children’s Centre please view our news items.

Funding for our vital services

Two of The Children’s Centre’s charitably funded services, the Supported Child Contact Centre and Thriving Families, received a significant boost last week when the Scheinberg Family agreed to fund staff salaries and associated costs over a three year period.

Coffee, cakes and community

The Children’s Centre recently took over the lease of Laxey Pavilion, and on Sunday August 2nd an open day will allow the public to find out more about the charity’s latest project. The historic building, set in Laxey Glen and owned by DEFA, is being rejuvenated as a social enterprise run by The Children’s Centre.

Junior Tri-athlete tried even harder

Eight year old Kieran Johnson not only swam, cycled and ran in The Children’s Centre’s Junior Tri-athlon held in Ramsey on 28thJune, he also raised a significant sum in sponsorship money.

Get a taste of Inclusion at The Community Farm

The Children’s Centre's Community Farm is running taster sessions over the summer for anyone interested in joining its Inclusion Programme. Aimed at over 18s in the Island’s disability community, the scheme commences its second phase from September.

The IoM Choral Society

The Isle of Man Choral Society raised over £3,300 in their recent production of Handel's Messiah.

Charity Polo Challenge

We are now selling day tickets for our exciting new event taking place on Sunday 5th July - the Corporate Charity Polo Challenge. Tickets cost just £5.00 (children aged five and under can come along for free) and can be purchased by using this secure PayPal link below. Please print off your payment confirmation if you can (this is your ticket) and bring it with you on the day (if you can't don't worry - we will keep a record of your payment).

Get on your bike to sign up for Junior Triathlon

You will have to sprint if you want to sign up for this year’s Knox House Trust Limited Junior Triathlon event organised by The Children’s Centre. The swim, bike and run challenge takes place on Sunday June 28 for youngsters aged eight 8 to 14.

Race the Sun - another record year

The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun round the Island relay running race was another huge success. The event, sponsored by Mann Made Group for the sixth successive year, took place on Saturday May 23 with 29 teams setting off from Peel to run a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan coastal footpath between sunrise and sunset.

Gap Scheme helps young people gain skills and confidence

A scheme run by The Children’s Centre is helping young people to learn new skills, gain confidence, and improve their employment prospects. The charity’s Gap Scheme project began in 2013 thanks to a £50,000 donation from the Isle of Man Development Company Limited.

Golfers help charity’s fundraising drive

A total of 64 golfers took part in The Children’s Centre’s annual golf day which is one of the charity’s most important annual fundraising events. Around £6,000was raised with all funds going towards charitable projects which help families and children across the Island, including Mobex, Out2Play, Child Contact Centre, Thriving Families, Community Development and the Community Farm.

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