The Santa’s Little Helper campaign is appealing for donations of Christmas gifts to give to children. The campaign – which is sponsored by Manx Telecom and promoted by 3FM – aims to make sure that children on the Island who are less fortunate than most will receive a present to make them smile.
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You can start getting in the mood for Christmas on Sunday at The Children’s Centre’s ‘Not Quite Christmas Fayre’ to be held at Braddan Church Hall on November 24 from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is free for the event which will feature workshops in which children can make their own Christmas decorations.
An ice rink is coming back to the Island thanks to sponsorship from PokerStars' corporate giving programme, Helping Hands. It will be located at the Tynwald Mills Shopping Centre in St John's from 7th December to 6th January, and ITV's Dancing on Ice 2007 winner, Kyran Bracken, will be at one of several charity events on Saturday 14th December.
The Children’s Centre has launched a new project to give young people a second chance to gain vital GCSE qualifications to boost their educational and career prospects. The EPiCENTRE programme – which has been made possible thanks to sponsorship from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management – is a type of sixth form college that will take 10 young people through Maths and English GCSEs alongside an AQA Level 2 Certificate in Preparation for Working Life.
The largest simultaneous cake sale on the Island - Cakes for Kids - this year is on Friday 1st November ... Have you got it in your diary yet?
Anyone can take part; offices, cafes and restaurants, corporate and commercial organisations, schools or clubs and associations. Why not have a cake morning at home or at your local get together?
Thanks to sponsorship...
A group of business people cut a dash through the rush hour traffic last week by cycling to work in suits to raise funds for charity. The Children’s Centre’s Suits On Bikes event – sponsored by Coutts Isle of Man – challenged notable business figures to leave their cars at home and instead cycle to work wearing a suit and tie. To take part they could either ride to work on all five days of the working week starting on September 23, or just on Friday September 27.
Youngsters can try out locally made produce, ride on mini-tractors, see farm animals, and much more at an open day and produce show being held at The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm on Saturday 28th September. The Farm, based at Wallberry Farm on the Carnane Estate off the Old Castletown Road in Douglas, will also play host to a wellie-throwing tournament, a scarecrow competition and archery – and there will also be a produce show with lots of cake classes for baking enthusiasts.
Do you and your colleagues pride yourself on your ability to work as a team? Or are you looking for an event to help improve communication skills and how you work under pressure? Well, if you answered yes to either of the above questions The Children’s Centre is offering the perfect event for your team.
“Exhausting, exhilarating and rewarding” - this is how employees of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management have described a fundraising mountain climb which involved scaling the three highest peaks in Britain.