Thrill Seekers Raise over £15,000

Over 150 people took to the skies above Douglas Promenade over the weekend of 6th & 7th May and ziperdeedoodahed 1,000 feet at speeds up to 30 miles per hour along the longest zip wire event ever held in the Island raising a zip-fastic amount for The Children's Centre.

Known for its challenging fundraising events, Chief Executive Fiona Dawson said 'It was an incredible event that challenged boundaries for a lot of participants, including myself. This aligns with our charitable work that leads to increased confidence, self-esteem and a belief that despite challenges we can achieve with help and support. Thank you to everyone that took part and raised a significant amount of money that will directly benefit local children and young people.'

Even the Children's Centre Chairman, Mike Gardner accepted the challenge after the charities staff raised £200 in sponsorship to encourage him.

Thank you to our sponsors Utmost Wealth Solutions and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and media partners 3fm.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week