The Mini has been won!!

A massive thank you to everyone that supported our Mini draw

£27,500 boost for The Children's Centre from Hansard International prize draw

Hansard International raised £27,500 for The Children's Centre by organising a prize draw to win a Mini Cooper. Tickets for the draw were sold during the summer as the highlight of a year of celebrations to mark Hansard International's 30th anniversary.

Gordon Marr, Chief Executive Officer, Hansard International, presented the cheque to Fiona Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Centre, on November 2nd at the charity's headquarters in Woodbourne Road, Douglas. Fiona Dawson thanked Hansard International for choosing to support the charity, and added that the significant amount of funding will provide invaluable support for its wide range of charitable services for families and children.

Grace Hibbert was the lucky winner of the £15,000 Mini Cooper which will be supplied by Buchanan BMW & Mini, the franchise dealer for BMW and Mini on the Isle of Man.

Find out more about Hansard International at or go to for information about The Children's Centre.


Hansard International presented a cheque for £27,500 to The Children's Centre on November 2nd at The Children's Centre headquarters in Woodbourne Road, Douglas. Left to right are Andrew Thompson, Mini Brand Specialist at Buchanan BMW & Mini; Lisa Motley, Fundraising Team Leader at The Children's Centre; Fiona Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Centre; and Gordon Marr, Chief Executive Officer of Hansard International.

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