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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.

Your chance to find out about fostering

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can find out everything they need to know at a series of information events to mark Foster Care Fortnight. Fostering First, which is responsible for foster care across the Island and part of The Children’s Centre charity, is organising the events. They start on Tuesday May 5th at The Strand Shopping Centre from noon to 2pm, with further information events at the same location and at the same times on May 6th and May 7th.

Burpee, burpee, leap, leap! Island to host first ever Burpee 4 Charity challenge!

Douglas Prom will be jumping on Saturday May 2 when fitness fans take part in a one mile burpee challenge to raise funds for The Children’s Centre. In the first ever event of its kind to be held on the Island, individuals or teams of four will have to complete hundreds of the exercises to make it to the finish line. All money raised in the ‘Burpee 4 Charity’ event will go towards The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects.

Government and charity partnership brings diverse new life to landmark building

An innovative partnership between the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) and The Children’s Centre will give a new lease of life to Laxey Pavilion.

Owned by DEFA, the Victorian venue is set in its own grounds in Laxey Glen but has lain empty since a restaurant there closed two years ago.


Trekkers find out about Sahara Desert adventure at launch evening

More than 30 guests attended a launch evening to find out about a charity trek to the Sahara Desert which will raise funds for The Children’s Centre. Tour organisers gave a fascinating presentation about the trip at Noa Bakehouse, in Douglas on Wednesday [March 25] evening detailing this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

New Chief Executive appointed at The Children’s Centre

The Children’s Centre has appointed Fiona Dawson as its new Chief Executive. Fiona has lived on the Island for 16 years and joins the Island’s leading charity for families and children from Zurich International where she worked in Business Change and was also formerly a sessional lecturer at the Isle of Man International Business School.


Corporate polo day aims to make a mint!

The Children’s Centre is looking for businesses to support the Isle of Man’s first ever corporate charity polo challenge which takes place on July 5th at Great Meadow, Castletown. All funds raised will go towards The Children’s Centre’s charitable projects, such as the Child Contact Centre. There are opportunities for a business to take part in the challenge matches, receive expert polo coaching, and enjoy a great weekend with clients and staff; or simply to take a corporate table at the event and spectate.

Find out about Sahara Desert trek at launch evening

The Sahara Desert – one of the world’s natural wonders – is the destination for an adventure challenge to raise funds for The Children’s Centre in November. It’s a chance to trek across a timeless landscape and experience once in a lifetime moments such as watching the spectacular sunrise over the massive Chigaga Dunes, riding on camel trains, and getting a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the nomadic Tuaregs.

Runners aim to break round Island record this weekend

Manx ultra-running legends Rob Sellors and Ben Scott are aiming to smash the record for running the 100-mile Raad ny Foillan coastal path this weekend.

Find out about fostering at drop-in sessions

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can find out everything they need to know at a drop-in session on Thursday February 26 from 5pm to 7pm. The session is being hosted by Fostering First at Bourne House, 97 Woodbourne Road, Douglas – and there will be another drop-in session at the same venue on Thursday March 26 from noon to 2pm.

Become a Friend of The Children's Centre

If you want to support The Children’s Centre you can become a ‘friend’ of the charity from just £1 a month. Choose from £1, £3 and £5 donations per month – or as much as you like – and help fund vital projects and services, many of which rely on public donations. For just £5 or more, you’ll be eligible to take part in the charity’s monthly draw and be in with a chance of winning £100, £50 or £25 every month!

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