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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.

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.

Jumping for joy!

On Sunday the 24th The Children’s Centre had their very first show jumping competition at Kennaa Equestrian Centre in St Johns, the use of which was very kindly donated by James and Denise Cubbon. A fabulous fun day was had by all, and the costumes worn by the volunteers and riders were brilliant.

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.

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