A team of some of the best fell runners from the UK and Isle of Man smashed the course record in The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun relay race last Saturday (May 18). The event – organised by the Island’s leading charity for families and children and sponsored by Mann Made Group - involves teams running a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath starting and finishing in Peel.
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The organisation that established the Spring Valley Estate, the Isle of Man Development Company Limited, celebrated its fortieth year on the Island by holding a reception on 15th May at the Sefton Hotel.
Teams are being urged to sign up The Children’s Centre’s annual charity golf day being held at Peel Golf Club on Friday June 14. Teams have a chance to win the coveted Golf Day Trophy - which was won last year by Barclays – and there will also be prizes for nearest to the pin and the longest drive. All funds will go to The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects which help families and children across the Island.
The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm now has improved access for visitors. JCK, the Island’s leading plant hire and demolition company, has laid paths and put down paving to make it easier to get from the main building and courtyard to the vegetable patch and out-buildings. Particular attention has been paid to improving wheelchair access, and disabled parking spaces have been created in the main car park and in the courtyard.
A series of drop-in sessions are being held offering information to anyone interested in becoming a foster carer. The sessions are being organised by Fostering First, which is responsible for foster care across the Island and which operates under the umbrella of The Children’s Centre.
A team of charity fundraisers aims to walk to the top of the four highest points in Britain and the Isle of Man - and cycle hundreds of miles in between. The nine man team is hoping to raise £5,000 which will go towards The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects across the Island.
Charity fundraisers – including some in fancy dress – took part in an abseil from the top of the Point of Ayre lighthouse. A total of 52 made the daring 105-foot descent on Saturday (April 13). It was all to raise funds for The Children’s Centre’s work with families and children across the Island. All the participants received expert instruction from charity’s MOBEX outdoor pursuits team.
A team from Boston Limited put their business skills to good use by winning The Children’s Centre’s Fifty Quid Think Big Challenge. In the process the winners raised £1,375.34 for the charity by holding cake sales, selling breakfast baps, holding collections and organising a pub quiz. The team also set up an in-house tuck shop and held a competition to guess the number of sweets the team sold, as well as organising dress down days and a raffle
Teams are being urged to sign up for The Children’s Centre Race The Sun, one of the Island’s toughest and most popular team challenges. It is a relay race which raises money for the charity with teams running a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath before the sun sets.
Three nurseries run by The Children’s Centre have been given the Manx Step Into Quality Award for high standards of care and management. Park Road Baby Nursery, Woodbourne Road Baby Nursery, and Woodbourne Road Nursery, have all gained the award after a rigorous assessment process which took a year to complete. The charity’s Pre-School Nursery at Jurby and Bonwick Day Nursery in Ramsey are now in the process of working towards achieving the same accreditation.