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Hospice Isle of Man’s Newsletter

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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.

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.

Our Annual Dinner – a Snow Ball

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted to announce its next black tie event. A wonderful Snow Ball will be held on Saturday 24th October at the marquee at Tynwald Mills, St John’s courtesy of Stephen Bradley.

The evening will include some special guests plus a three course meal, arrival drinks and entertainment. Tickets are £60 per head with tales of 10 and a few at 12 available. Contact Sarah Radcliffe, Market Development Manager at Hospice on 647434 or email to book your tickets.

Notice for Annual General on Wed 17th June

Please see below for our AGM notice and 2014 Annual Report and Accounts.
AGM Official notification
Hospice Annual Report Accounts 2014

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


Drop in days continue to flourish

Our Drop in Day in The Scholl Centre continues to thrive with a new survivorship programme being added to the list of programmes from January 2015. Since the drop in days started in July 2013 they have proved a real bonus for anyone affected by a life-limiting condition.

Drop in any Monday or Thursday to Hospice from 10.30am-6.30pm. We also run a children and young person’s drop in service is also available every Thursday from 3.30pm-5.30pm. This will be held in Jade’s Place (at Hospice).

In addition Hospice, in conjunction with Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital League of Friends, also run a drop in day in Ramsey every Wednesday from 10.30am-6.30pm in the Town Hall, Parliament Square, Ramsey.

All these services will enable people affected by life-limiting illnesses to access specialist and timely information and support about benefits, medication, emotional support, carer support from Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychotherapist, Counsellors and complementary therapists or signposting to different appropriate professionals.

Click on any of the below links to find out more detail:

Scholl Centre Drop In 09 02 2015

Ramsey Drop In day schedule 4.2.15

Survivorship initiative and supported by Macmillan Cancer Support literature to enable people at the end of their hospital treatment to manage the ongoing physical and emotional effects of cancer.

For further details on either service please contact Hospice’s Day Unit manager, Wendy Smith on 647400.


X Factor and Text Santa supporting our children’s hospice – Rebecca House

The X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short Lives. Through its partnership with Together for Short Lives, Rebecca House on the Isle of Man will benefit from some of the proceeds raised.

The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winner’s single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final at the SSE Wembley Arena. The song will be available to download immediately after The X Factor winner is crowned on the 14 December.

Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download and also from streaming to Together for Short Lives (Registered Charity No: 1144022).  This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.

Simon Cowell says, “I have worked with this charity for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor’ winner’s single sales will help families who are going through unthinkably difficult times. Together for Short Lives is such an inspiring and important charity which supports children all over the country. The money we hope to raise will really make a difference.”

Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives adds,Our partnership with The X Factor continues to be transformational. Too many families struggle to cope with their child’s diagnosis and feel isolated and alone, not knowing who to turn to. Working with The X Factor has given Together for Short Lives a unique opportunity to reach out to thousands of families so they know that they are not alone. The money raised through The X Factor winner’s single will make a real difference to local services, like children’s hospices, that deliver incredible care to children and families, helping them to make the most of their precious time together.”

PR and Marketing Manager, Mary Doyle said: “Our children’s hospice, Rebecca House needs to raise £500,000 each year to look after the 31 children and their families that use the service.” “This is truly wonderful news particularly when the ITV Text Santa campaign to be held on Friday 19th December will also benefit our children’s hospice. Both events as so hugely popular with the public it will be great for our children’s service to benefit in this way.”

For more information like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. or or to donate to Rebecca House please go to

Pictured are: Amy Davenport from Hospice’s Fundraising team with staff from Rebecca House: Jonathan Pugh, Kirree Norton, Vicky Wilson, Frances Bland and Geraldine McLaughlin with Abaigh, aged 18 months and Owen aged 10 year.


Autumn Newsletter is now available

Hospice newsletter for Autumn 2014 is now available from Hospice or any of its shops. Full of the latest news from the charity it also includes a Light up a Life form, a contact form for the Juke of Hospice and a Christmas pudding order form. This edition also talks about the drop in days and the latest pilot survivorship programme.

As a charity we work really hard to keep our administration costs down so won’t be posting out copies so pick yours up from Hospice, its shops or lots of locations around the island.

Hospice Autumn newsletter

A new services to support people in the north of the Island is launched

Ramsey MHK and Chairman of the Ramsey Cottage Hospital League of Friends Leonard Singer and Chairman of Hospice Isle of Man, Sir Miles Walker were delighted to officially open a new essential service for the people of the north of the Island. The launch was attended the Chief Minister Allan Bell and Eddie Teare, the Treasury Minister along with representatives of healthcare professionals from this area.

This new drop in day service is open to patients affected by cancer or any other life-threatening illnesses or their relatives or carers. It is also open to anyone seeking information or advice relating to cancer. This service will be based in Ramsey Town Hall, Parliament Square every Wednesday between 10.30am-6.30pm.

Drop in days are held at Hospice Isle of Man twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays with over 1,000 people attending since its commencement over a year ago.

This is the first time Hospice has taken this type of services out into the community but this couldn’t have been achieved without  the support of Ramsey Cottage Hospital League of Friends. Island-wide hospice at home services are being provided but a drop in day is a different type of support.

Sir Miles Walker said: “This is the first time Hospice has opened a satellite service on the Isle of Man and we are extremely grateful to Mr Singer and all his committee for all their encouragement and support in getting this essential drop in day started.”

Mr Singer added: “I am aware of the terrific work that Hospice does on the island and feel that having a drop in day in Ramsey will hugely benefit local people at a crucial time in their lives.” “The Ramsey Cottage Hospital  League of Friends has been supporting Ramsey Cottage Hospital for many years and this seemed a natural extension to the good works carried out for decades.”

For further information re this new service please contact Wendy Smith on 647400.

Pictured left to right in group shot are: Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Margaret Simpson, Chief Minister Allan Bell, Chairman of Hospice Sir Miles Walker CBE, Chairman for Ramsey Cottage Hospital League of Friends Leonard Singer MHK and Treasury Minister Eddie Teare.