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Christmas tree recycling initiative raises over £5,500!!

Thank you to everyone who registered to have their Christmas tree collected and recycled over the weekend.

We are pleased to announce this initiative raised over £5,500 which is amazing and totally smashed the total from last year!

 

Big thanks must go to the volunteers from the Isle of Man Post Office, who kindly gave up their weekend to help collect the 506 trees and to Tels Ltd at Snugborough Trading Estate for allowing us to use their facilities and for shredding the trees to turn into compost. Ballaneven Compost Ltd also opened up so that our volunteers from the North could drop off and these trees too will be turned into compost for our beautiful gardens here at Hospice.

Great community spirit and we look forward to doing it all again next year!!

Nissan Micra car draw – results

Thank you to everyone who purchased one of the 1300 tickets for the car draw. The draw took place live at 3.30pm earlier live on Manx radio and we are delighted to announce that the winner of the  spectacular Nissan Micra was Mr Richard Smith of Andreas.

Congratulations Richard!!!

Well done also to the lucky winners of the 10 bonus prizes
Connor Cummins IOM Trike Tours winning tickets number 1005 Hayes
Cocktail making voucher for 4 people at Mint winning ticket number 552 Manning
Jaks Bar & Steakhouse 3 course meal for 2 winning ticket 703 Shimmin
B&B Furniture £100 voucher winning ticket 307 Nicholls 
Rehab² Dutch design wall clock winning ticket 304 Slingsby
Pearl Studio Peal necklace and earnings winning ticket 321 Woodburn
Euphoria Beautique 30 minute facial with clarins makeup bag and goodies winning ticket 310 Roberts
Seven Kingdom Distillery £25 voucher winning ticket 174 Bell
Starbucks Isle of Man £20 voucher winning ticket 230 Lannigan
O-teas selection of isle of man TT teas winning ticket Dixie

HUGE THANKS to all the supporters who provided the fantastic prizes.

If you would like to come in to Hospice Isle of Man to pick up your prize. For those that have won vouchers we have posted them out to you.

Thank you again for all your support and hope you have a magical Christmas 🎄☃️

 

Rebecca House Fundraiser is Major Success

This year’s Rainbow Ball has been hailed a great success, with £34,000 raised for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice.

Over 200 guests attended, including HE the Lieutenant Governor, the Chief Minister and the President of Tynwald. The gala black-tie event, sponsored by SMP Partners, was staged at the Royal Hall Villa Marina in Douglas on November 11th, just a day before Rebecca House celebrated its 10 year anniversary.

Welcoming guests to the Ball, Anne Mills – CEO of Rebecca House, explained that the special event marked the culmination of 10 month’s fundraising to mark the charity’s 10th birthday.

“It is our duty to reach out as a hospice to ensure that the people of the Isle of Man have an opportunity every single day to support our most vulnerable. The children of Rebecca House, and their families, humble us every day by their resilience, bravery, tears and most of all, laughter in the face of their adversity.”

One such example is Grace Lee, a patient at Rebecca House, who provided a very special welcome to the guests, singing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ from its namesake film and ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from the Lion King. Her performance was followed by Hospice’s new young ambassador, 16 year old Alexandra Slater, who wowed the crowds with performances of ‘Bring Me To Life’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Nella Fantasia’ that were talented beyond her years.

The Ball was also attended by internationally acclaimed artist Svetlana Cameron, who generously donated a much-sought after pastel portrait commission to the evening’s prize draw and charity auction. Svetlana also displayed some of her exceptional pieces of work in an exhibition which guests were able to view in the Colonnade Suite on the night.

Mark Denton, Managing Director of lead sponsor SMP Partners commented

“Next year, Svetlana will be working with clients in London, Moscow, Rome and India, so we were delighted that such a sought-after artist has found the time to donate a commission to raise funds for such a worthy charity”.

Compèred by Geoff Corkish, other auction lots included two acrylic paintings by leading contemporary artist Iain Alexander, an original red telephone box and a meal for eight people, prepared and served by Hospice’s own catering team.

A great night was had by all with both spirits and funds being raised in equal measure.

Rebecca House Rainbow Black Tie Ball

Thank you to everyone who contributed or attended the Rebecca House Rainbow Black Tie Ball on Saturday.

We will shortly announce how much was raised, so watch this space………………….

 

Charity bingo a great success

Thank you to all those who attended the Rebecca House bingo afternoon on Sunday.

You raised £751.00 which was a fantastic achievement

Lottery winners for October 2017

Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care.

We are hospice care: 9-15 October 2017

‘We are hospice care’ is an opportunity to show the many faces of hospice care and to share their inspiring stories. From nurses to volunteers, chefs to chaplains, corporate partners to carers, Hospice Care Week is about celebrating everyone involved in providing and supporting hospice care.

Lottery winners for September

Hospice Isle of Man is seeking the Manx public

We are marking 35 years of specialist palliative care on the Isle of Man in 2018 and feel it is timely to ask the Manx public for their views on what really matters to them about this important local service.

Whether people have direct experience of Hospice and its services or not, they are keen to understand people’s perceptions and awareness of the services it provides through the hospice co-ordinating hub in Douglas, through their drop in days around the Island or through the wide variety of other ways that people come into contact with Hospice.

Chief Executive of the charity, Anne Mills stresses that it is important to capture and understand what the public and people who use the service views are in order to be able to continually improve its services to the local community.

She added: “I would particularly encourage people who have not had a connection with Hospice to take just a few minutes to complete the questionnaire as everyone’s opinion really does matter. This is just one of the steps we take to reach out to our communities and I look forward to opportunities to engage with you personally as much as possible also. What matters to you really does matter to us.”

Simply complete the form below:

Whilst the digital versions of the questionnaire help to keep costs down, hard copies of the questionnaire are also available through Hospice itself or any of its seven retail outlets for anyone not able to access the questionnaire online.

Hospice’s Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting took place recently. Below is the link to the notice along with our Report and Consolidate Financial Statements for 2016.

AGM Notice 2017

Hospice Care Consolidated Accounts 2016