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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

Jewellery and accessories available at Elaine’s coffee shop – make sure you pop in



Did you know that at Hospice Isle of Man we have a wide range of gifts available to buy, so why not pop in to Elaine’s Coffee shop here at Hospice isle of Man . We have reals pearls ranging from £20 to £200 and costume jewellery and accessories starting from just £5 and scarfs at £5.99

Events Calendar 2016

Another fun year of events already planned and more in the pipeline. Watch this space for more details…..

Events calendar for 2016

Nissan Pulsar 2016 has been won!

Thank you to everyone that bought a ticket for our Star of Hospice prize draw.
All winners have been contacted!

Hospice Lottery

The Hospice lottery has been running for a number of years and has generated a huge amount of income for our charity.

From October 2015 we increased our first prize to £1,000! This means for a £5 play you could win this amazing amount.

We were delighted that Jon Carr was our first winner of £1,000. Here he is with Brenda Dougherty, Lottery and Grants Officer for Hospice Isle of Man.

Each play costs £5 with every penny of profit re-invested back into the charity. The charity, established in 1983, has looked after 10,000 people on the island so far – 85p from every pound donated is spent directly on patient care.

click here to download a Lottery Form.



Keep Calm and Hug a Tree – 400 of them!

Well done to everyone involved in tree hugging over the last 3 days – we will have collected 400 by close of work tonight!!! Not bad for a small team of ladies – okay with lots of help from Newfield and Old Mutual men! plus some of our own staff plus Michael C, Conor D, Laura D (who bravely volunteered) – thank you to Athol Garage – 1945 Ltd for the support of the van

The Star of Hospice – the draw is this Saturday !!!

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted to be working with Athol Garages again this year as part of a joint initiative for one lucky person to win an award winning Nissan Pulsar. This beautiful sleek ‘star’ of a car is valued at £21,195. Just 1,500 tickets are available at £25 along with 10 other prizes.

Tickets are on sale now from Hospice Isle of Man, Hospice shops and the Brown Bobby Petrol Filling Station in Douglas.

The draw will take place on Saturday 6th February 2016 live at Hospice Isle of Man.

This prize draw is as a result of a continuing joint working relationship between the Athol Garage in Ballasalla and the charity and is the third year that the charity has been supported by the local garage.

The car is a 2016 Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 115 Tekna 5 door manual in black metallic.

David Quayle, Sales Director and co-owner of Athol Garage said: “It is our third year of supporting Hospice, I am aware first hand of the essential work this charity does on our island, so we are pleased to be working with the team again.”

Chief Executive for Hospice, Margaret Simpson thanked David and all the team at Athol Garage for their support.

To get your ticket please visit any of the outlets above or ring 647433.

To find out more about Hospice or ways of supporting your local Hospice like them on Facebook hospiceiom, follow them on Twitter @hospiceiom or through Instagram.

Juke of Hospice draw

As part of  our new fundraising initiatives we launched their Juke of Hospice Prize draw at our chocolate ball with the limited draw of 1,000 tickets completely selling out just before Christmas 2014.

The prize draw took place on Saturday 7th February 2015 live at Hospice Isle of Man with a Port St Mary lady, Claire Jennings being the luck winner of a Nissan Juke for 2015.

There were 19 other prizes – see below for full list.

This prize draw was as a result of a continuing joint working relationship between the Athol Garage in Ballasalla and the charity and is the second year that the charity has been supported by the local garage.

David Quayle, Sales Director and co-owner of Athol Garage said: “We have always supported local charities on the Island, particularly Hospice and were delighted that this initiative is raising funds for such a worthy cause and is proving so successful.

Mary Doyle, Head of Income Generation added: “We are very grateful to everyone that bought a ticket for this draw and supported Hospice by doing so.” “When I rang Claire she was thrilled with winning and was looking forward to seeing her new car.”

“Hospice Isle of Man looks after the highest number of cancer patients and survivors on the Island so we are grateful to the Manx public for their ongoing support of our charity by supporting this initiative but also their terrific continuing generosity.”

“It was also a pleasure to work with David and all the team at Athol Garage again and thank them for their support.”

Pictured left to right are: Mary Doyle, Claire Jennings, David Quayle and Terri Cook.

Prize list with winning numbers