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A magnificent evening of Manx music, dance and food is being lined up at the Community Farm next month. The Harvest Moon Festival is on September 27th and we want to hear from local food producers, musicians and dance groups that want to take part.
The Children’s Centre 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 in September.
A team from Barclays won The Children’s Centre’s annual golf day which raised a total of £4,500. Twelve teams took part in the fun event held at Douglas Golf Club with second place going to a team from SMP, and the wooden spoon award to Pokerstars.
Around 50 children took part in a new Junior Triathlon event on Sunday (July 27) organised to raise funds for The Children’s Centre, and to encourage youngsters to try the sport for the first time. The event, sponsored by Integrated Capabilities Ltd, was held in Ramsey with youngsters aged from eight up to 14 years old taking part.
Fifteen teams completed the Millennium Way Relay run on Saturday (July 19) raising around £2,000 for The Children’s Centre in the process. The event, sponsored by Canada Life International, saw teams of four running the 28-mile multi-terrain course from Ramsey to Castletown. Two solo runners also raced the full distance.
An open afternoon was held at The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm on Saturday 19th July to give an insight into what the Farm has to offer. The Community Farm has been designed to encourage people to reconnect with the countryside, grow their social skills and self confidence, as well as the opportunity to learn and develop new practical skills. Despite the rain all those that attended the open afternoon enjoyed their visit as they explored the Farm
The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm is hosting a number of taster sessions for anyone interested in its Inclusion Programme. The programme was launched last year thanks to funding from Manx MENCAP. Following the receipt of this funding, The Community Farm sought to develop its provision to the Island’s disability community.
A party with...
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.