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Red Cross volunteers attend royal garden party

A manager at The Children’s Centre was one of three Red Cross volunteers from the Island’s branch of the charity who attended a Buckingham Palace garden party to celebrate the humanitarian organisation’s 150th anniversary. Val Culligan, who is EPIC Manager at The Children’s Centre, was joined by Michael Solo and Lucy Barlow at the event.

Discover the joys of composting!

Everything you wanted to know about composting, but were too afraid to ask! Unearth hidden facts at a workshop being held at The Community Farm this Saturday [June 21] from 10am to 3pm. The event will be led by the farm team’s composting guru Amanda Griffin who is a Master Composter trained by Garden Organic – the leading organic gardening charity.

Alternative education gives children a second chance to learn

Not all children and young people flourish in a traditional classroom environment. For a variety of reasons it can be difficult for some to adapt to school life and the self-discipline required for academic study. This can lead to behavioural problems in the classroom and truancy, and on to a spiral of decline in their academic performance.

Triathlon Legend Chrissie Wellington backs Junior Triathlon

Legendary triathlete Chrissie Wellington MBE says a junior charity event organised by The Children’s Centre is a great way to encourage youngsters to take up the sport. The Junior Triathlon event will be held in Ramsey on Sunday July 27 to raise funds for the charity’s services which help families and children across the Island. It is sponsored by Integrated Capabilities Ltd and is open to children aged between 8 and 14 years old.

 

 

Jurby nursery achieves Manx Step Into Quality Award

Jurby Pre-School Nursery has earned the Manx Step Into Quality Award for high standards of care and management. The nursery is run by The Children’s Centre as a not for profit project which benefits the local community.

Businessman takes great strides to help charity

Jonathan Hall, Director of Obbligato Consulting Ltd, walked more than 100 miles in March to support the work of two well-known local charities - Southern Befrienders and The Children’s Centre.

 

Pioneering fostering scheme to help vulnerable children and young people

All children in foster care require acceptance, support and encouragement to help them progress after what has been a particularly difficult start in life. They require foster carers who are resilient, confident, knowledgeable, willing to learn new skills but also willing to go the ‘extra mile’. However, some extremely vulnerable children and young people need additional care and support.

Pitch in for fun at charity rounders comp

A charity rounders tournament is being organised to raise funds for The Children’s Centre. Teams are being urged to sign up for the event at Vagabonds Rugby Club, Ballafletcher Road, Braddan, on Thursday July 10 at 6pm.

 

Adoption changes lives for vulnerable children

For children who face growing up in care, adoption can make a huge difference to their development – and it can also be a life-changing experience for their adoptive parent or parents. It’s a personal decision, and for all parents who adopt there will be many emotional ups and downs along the way. But that decision may lead to years of joy and happiness that goes with raising a family and seeing the child in their care grow up and achieve goals which may initially have seemed beyond their reach.

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