Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa – and The Children’s Centre is offering adventurers the chance to enjoy the amazing views from the summit. The charity is organising the Kilimanjaro Trekking Challenge which will take place in October 2016, but if you want to experience this fantastic challenge you will need to sign up soon.
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A team of nine Island cyclists recently completed the gruelling Raid Alpine cycle challenge in France and raised more than £8,000 for The Children’s Centre. The route, which is one of the most famous and toughest in Europe, starts from Thonon Les Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva and finishes in Antibes on the Mediterranean coast.
A record breaking 36 teams took part in The Children’s Centre’s annual rounders championships, sponsored by Paragon Recruitment, held on 16th July at Vagabonds Rugby Club.
22 teams and 12 solo runners took part in the Millennium Way Relay run on Saturday (July 18) raising £2,500 for The Children’s Centre in the process. Teams of two, three or four runners, as well as solo athletes, ran the 28 mile multi-terrain course from Ramsey to Castletown.
The Children’s Centre is recruiting two managers to play a vital role in putting children, young people and families first by providing services which benefit the whole community. The charity has vacancies for a Fundraising and Communications Manager, and a Community Farm and MOBEX Manager.
Two of The Children’s Centre’s charitably funded services, the Supported Child Contact Centre and Thriving Families, received a significant boost last week when the Scheinberg Family agreed to fund staff salaries and associated costs over a three year period.
The Children’s Centre recently took over the lease of Laxey Pavilion, and on Sunday August 2nd an open day will allow the public to find out more about the charity’s latest project. The historic building, set in Laxey Glen and owned by DEFA, is being rejuvenated as a social enterprise run by The Children’s Centre.
Eight year old Kieran Johnson not only swam, cycled and ran in The Children’s Centre’s Junior Tri-athlon held in Ramsey on 28thJune, he also raised a significant sum in sponsorship money.
The Children’s Centre's Community Farm is running taster sessions over the summer for anyone interested in joining its Inclusion Programme. Aimed at over 18s in the Island’s disability community, the scheme commences its second phase from September.
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).