A team of fundraisers made it to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa as part of a charity challenge which raised £16,205 for The Children’s Centre
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The Children’s Centre’s 2015 calendar is now on sale with all funds raised going towards charity projects which help families and children across the Island. The calendar is available from the charity’s HQ on Woodbourne Road, Douglas, and at and at Action, Songs and Rhymes sessions for a minimum donation of £1. It features 12 inspiring images taken by staff which reflect charitable services and fundraising events throughout the year.
The long-term stability provided by adoptive parents continues to provide excellent outcomes for children in care, according to the latest research. However, the impact of a court judgment in England appears to be making it more difficult for parents here in the Isle of Man to adopt children.
Runners who have missed out on an entry for the London Marathon are being urged to put their training to good use and raise funds for The Children’s Centre in the Manchester Marathon instead. The charity is offering a fantastic package deal for any runners who want to take part in the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday April 19 next year, which starts and finishes near to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium with a spectacular final stretch along Sir Matt Busby Way. A field of 7,000, ranging from charity fundraisers to elite athletes, took part in this year’s event which was voted as the ‘Best Marathon’ in the 2014 Running Awards.
Back for 2014, businesses and schools across the Island are encouraged to dust off their aprons and take to the kitchen to support the Isle of Man’s very own Great Manx Bake Off – Cakes for Kids.
More than 100 competitors battled it out in the Island’s first ever off-road triathlon on Sunday October 26. The Granite Mann event – organised by The Children’s Centre and sponsored by PwC, one of the leading firms of chartered accountants on the Island – featured more than 50 individual competitors and 30 teams. It began with a 400metre swim in the chilly waters of Cringle Reservoir, the first time a competitive swimming event has been held in the reservoir. The triathletes then tackled a 10km mountain bike ride along fantastic trails through Cringle Plantation, and a 5km run along plantation tracks
Two ultra-distance runners raised £1,640 for The Children’s Centre's charitable projects by completing a 100km run along the River Thames.
A group of business people cut a dash through the rush hour traffic by cycling to work in suits to raise funds for charity. The Children’s Centre’s Suits On Bikes event saw 14 fundraisers leaving their cars at home and commuting by bike wearing a suit and tie. To take part they could either ride on all five days of the working week starting on October 20, or just on Friday October 24. Funds are still coming in, but the final total raised is expected to be around £2,500 which will go towards The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects.
A team of fundraisers made it to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa as part of a charity challenge organised by The Children’s Centre. The group of 17 trekkers set off for the summit of Mount Toubkal which is 4,167metres (around 13,600 feet) summit above sea level and the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Fifteen of the party made it to the top and the whole group raised a total of £12,750 which will go towards helping The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects.
The Community Farm hosted a Harvest Moon Festival which featured a magnificent evening of Manx music, dance and food for all the family. Around 80 visitors were also entertained with a good old-fashioned ceilidh featuring Manx artists, and a hog roast. Dot Tilbury MBE was compere for the evening, and well-known livestock auctioneer Peter Quayle presided over a mhelliah auction of local produce.