Isle of Man News last updated 29 July 2015 09:50:00

Tynwald recognises Dean’s contribution to Manx community

POSTED today at 9:50 am by Stephen Ritch

Tynwald has recognised the contribution to the Manx community made by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in the Isle of Man Canon Philip Gillespie ahead of his leaving the Island to take up his appointment as Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.  Canon Gillespie, who has served the Island since 2011 and been a keen follower of Tynwa...

Special Olympics squad in LA

POSTED today at 8:13 am by Joanne Clague

The Manx contingent in the Special Olympics, being held in Los Angeles, have been making their mark. The football team played Venezuela and won 5-0. In swimming, Emily Keigwin took bronze in the 100m freestyle, while Andrew McGeehan was fifth. Luke Seed finished in silver position but was disqualified for a technical infraction. In cycling, Chris ...

The Children’s Centre recruiting two managers

POSTED yesterday at 2:44 pm

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.Over 40% of children on the Island use services provided by the charity, including nursery and pre-school care, and early intervention schemes. But to run these and many other services for children, families and young people costs more than £20,000 per week, and fundraising initiatives play a vital role in meeting this target. The Fundraising and Communications Manager will initiate, manage and monitor projects and campaigns aimed at securing sustainable,...

Hunt for the Rumplethump at Laxey Pavilion open day!

POSTED yesterday at 1:25 pm

Young explorers will have a chance to hunt for the Rumplethump as part of a fun family open day on Sunday August 2 to celebrate the start of a new era for Laxey Pavilion. The Children’s Centre recently took over the lease of the historic venue, and the open day will allow the public to find out more about the charity’s latest project. One of many fun events will be a chance for children to follow a trail and find the mysterious Rumplethump which, legend has it, stalks Laxey Glen! Laxey Pavilion, which is owned by DEFA, is being rejuvenated as a social enterprise run by The Children’s Centre. It has been transformed into a welcoming location for children and families, with adaptable facilities to be enjoyed by the whole community. Work has b...

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