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Ring the Christmas MBLs! Prize draw winners take home luxury hampers

POSTED yesterday at 3:36 pm by MT

Luxury Christmas hampers will make this festive season extra special for the five winners of a competition held by one of the Island’s leading IFAs. MBL Financial asked for nominations of elderly relatives, friends, or neighbours who deserved an extra special surprise gift this Christmas. There has been a tremendous response and all entries went in...

Nursery children bring Christmas cheer to elderly

POSTED yesterday at 12:09 pm by MT

Children from a nursery in Ramsey brought some Christmas cheers to the elderly in residential homes in the town. Youngsters from Bonwick Day Nursery in Lezayre Road – which is run by The Children’s Centre – visited five residential homes in the North of the Island on December 18th and 19th with gifts of mince pies, and also sang Christmas carols. ...

Post Office commemorates ‘Greatest Briton’ Sir Winston Churchill in new stamp issue

POSTED yesterday at 10:37 am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, Isle of Man Post Office has produced a set of eight evocative stamps celebrating the life of the man once voted ‘Greatest Briton’. Working with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, and Chartwell, the National Trust family home, and with access to private photograph collections courtesy of the family, the Isle of Man Post Office has captured a true portrait of this enigmatic character; the legendary politician, the great orator, the wartime leader, the soldier, the prolific writer, the talented artist and even the apprentice bricklayer! Winston Churchill 1874-1965 - The Death of a Hero, which also marks the 70th anniversary of his final year as wartime ...

Music night raises funds for children’s charity

POSTED yesterday at 10:34 am

An evening of songs and skeet at Port St Mary Town Hall raised £1,240 for The Children’s Centre. Adrian Dobbins, Peter Jenkins, Ashton Lewis, Arthur Fife, Eric Taggart, Neill Skillen and Steve Stock – known collectively as ‘The Rough Boys’ – organise a fundraising event for a local charity every year. This year they chose to raise funds for The Children’s Centre with an event called ‘The Rough Boys Cheap Night Out’ featuring local band Skeet. Susie Cox, Community Fundraiser at The Children’s Centre, thanked them for their fantastic fundraising efforts, and everyone who attended the evening. All funds raised go to the Centre’s charitable projects which help families and children across the Island, including Mobex, Out2Play, Child Contact Cen...

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