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Lottery winners for January 2017

The lottery draw has taken place for January and to view our winners click here.

Give a loved one a gift this New Year………….

………….and sign up to the Hospice Lottery.

1st prize of £1000 guaranteed!

Draw takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and for a limited time only, all new registrations will receive a Hospice lottery travel mug, ideal for the brisk new years walks you have promised yourselves.


To register – click on




The Hospice Christmas Note – winners announced

Thank you to everyone that has supported our car draw with Athol Garage, Ballasalla.

All tickets have now been sold and the list of winners is shown below.


Thank you for supporting Hospice Isle of Man



Our Hospice 1983 – 2016

Why not purchase ‘Our Hospice’ book written and illustrated by local author Derek Winterbottom.

Its a perfect gift with all £10 being donated to Hospice Isle of Man.


Get your copy from the School well-being centre or our Hospice shops around the island

Limited Edition Dublin Crystal

Dont forget to purchase your 2016 limited edition Dublin Crystal from Hospice

Only £10

Tie up with Hospice

Hospice is getting ready for Christmas and is asking the Manx public to get tied up with them.

For £2 per person Friday 9th December has been nominated Christmas Tie Day and they have the perfect Christmas ties. Not only are these ties musical they are also very bright and shiny.

Ring 647432 to register your interest and get your ties delivered.



New Chief Executive – Anne Mills

Hospice Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Mills as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Margaret Simpson who is stepping down from the charity in December 2016 after 13 years in post.

Currently Chief Executive at Ardgowan Hospice in Scotland, Anne has previous experience at National, Board and Strategic level in the NHS in Wales and as Policy Lead for Cancer and Palliative Care in the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland prior to joining third sector. Anne is also a nurse with over 30 years’ experience in paediatrics and oncology.

Confirming the appointment Sir Miles Walker CBE, LLD (hc), chair of Hospice Isle of Man said:

“I am delighted that Anne will be joining Hospice Isle of Man as our new Chief Executive and very much look forward to working with her. Anne brings with her an enormous enthusiasm and experience which will contribute significantly to continuous improvements in quality of care that Hospice provides for more than 400 patients every year.  On behalf of the Board of Governors I would not only like to welcome Anne Mills but also pay tribute to Margaret Simpson for the tremendous impact she has had as Hospice Isle of Man Chief Executive. I believe that Anne will continue to transform end of life care across our island”.

Commenting on her appointment Anne Mills said:

“I am delighted to take on the management and leadership role at Hospice Isle of Man – such a successful and much loved charity that has grown over the last 33 years and will continue to develop thanks to the highly dedicated Board, staff, volunteers and generous support of Island’s community. I have a fantastic legacy to build on and I wish Margaret all the very best in her retirement.

My husband Ken and I are looking forward to living on this beautiful island and I am keen to revisit the many warm memories of holidays spent.

Our three sons Calum, Euan and Finlay are delighted for me and are looking forward to visiting us on the island that I talk so fondly about”.


Hospice’s recent Annual General Meeting

Hospice prides itself at the continual professional development of our staff. We were delighted to present our annual report and accounts for 2015 to our members and interested parties and acknowledge the educational developments of staff. These presentations took place at our recent Annual General Meeting.

Quality Account 2015 – 2016

Hospice Care Consolidated Accounts 2015 signed

Annual Reports 2015 (2)

Pictured are the staff with their certificates. The following awards were presented by our Chairman, Sir Miles Walker CBE:

Geraldine McLaughlin – Certificate in Counselling; Gerri Allinson –       Non-Medical Prescriber; Clare Cayzer – Association of Accounting Technician; Wendy Smith – Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford; Jo Beard – Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford; Gill Coulson, Counselling in Bereavement Care; Heather Speers –          Counselling in Bereavement Care; Vicky Wilson –                                 Masters degree in Professional Practice; Ann Collis, QCF Level 3 in Care;  Sandra Bearman – BSc Health and Social Care.

The Board of Governor, staff and volunteers would like to congratulate their colleagues on their hard work and achievements.

National Gardens Scheme in our wonderful gardens

We are thrilled to be working with the National Gardens Scheme this year. Their event takes place on Sunday 26th June between noon and 4pm. Admission is £3 to view the beautiful gardens designed by Irish gardener Diarmuid Gavin in 2007. His wonderful work has been lovingly tendered and cared for under the auspices of the Support Services Department with chief gardener Chris Dugggan and his team of volunteers. A number of corporate organisations have also got involved in various projects over the years along with the Crossley family to create The Eva Rose Sensory Garden.

It is enjoyed by staff, volunteers and patients and is a tranquil haven so near to Douglas. In addition to the main garden there are a couple of individual gardens such as Jackie Corkhill Garden, The Eva Rose Sensory Garden for children and the Children’s Garden. A lovely afternoon wandering around all the lovely areas is promised.

In addition one of Hospice’s lovely volunteers, Linda Lewis and her ‘Rough Men’ will be serving strawberry tea for an additional cost. These afternoon delights will consist of freshly-picked strawberries, scones, cake and tea and coffee. In addition there will be some lovely plants for sale. Hospice’s garden is disabled friendly.

Two other gardens on the Island are taking part in the National Gardens Scheme open for charity. These are Red Roofs, Fistard in Port St Mary on Sunday 17th July and Milntown in Ramsey on Monday 12th September.

Island coordinator for NGS, Caroline Couch said: “I am delighted such a well-known charity such as Hospice has got involved this year.” “I am aware the Hospice has been on this site for just under nine years and the transformation by the team and others into a truly beautiful garden is to be applauded as well as visited.”

Pictured are: Margaret Simpson and Mary Doyle from Hospice with Caroline in the beautiful gardens at Hospice.

For enquiries in relation to this event please ring the fundraising team on 647432.

Just a tap of the phone can help your local hospice

We are delighted to announce the launch of regular text giving on the Island to help them raise essential funds for the charity. All funds from this initiative will be spent on a nurses’ salary for one year – the local charity is hoping to raise £30,000 with the campaign over one year.

Your help could help our nursing team to help others. For a donation of £5 through text giving all proceeds will go on this essential support. Hospice is hoping that the donors will regularly give but there is an option to stop this funding at any time.

Head of Income Generation, Mary Doyle commented: “We are always looking to make donating quicker and easier for our much valued supporters so text giving seems an easy fit.” “We were delighted that a local businessman who has supported the charity for many years enabled the charity to pilot this for one year”.” Local text giving is something new to the Island and is currently only available to Manx Telecom customers.” “Hospice are hoping that Sure will get involved at a later stage.” “Previously a donor could donate to off island causes but it has never been done on the Island so we are delighted to be a forerunner for this initiative and would ask the Manx public to continue their support of the charity.” “The Island has a high ratio of mobile phones on the Island so we are hoping to tap into this market – literally!

If you would like to donate to Hospice Isle of Man please text HOSPICE to 70555 – every penny of your donation is sent to the charity. Hospice is proud to say that 85p of every pound raised is spent directly on patient care. For any queries regarding this fundraising initiative please contact Mary on 647431 or email