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Children’s Hospice week – together for short lives


Rebecca House, the children’s hospice team would like to thank everyone that supported their fantastic week of fundraising activities during the UK national Children’s Hospice week. It was also wonderful to have the video message from the Duchess of Cambridge to start off the week seeking support for this very worthy cause.

The week of fun started last Friday with a bag pack in Shoprite, Peel and raised an amazing £720. Saturday saw a rainbow walk attended by over 50 people in glorious sunshine also in Peel! Sunday saw a family treasure hunt – won by Helen, Richard and Eve, aged 5, Hall.

16 teams entered an adult treasure hunt which definitely tested their resilience and driving skills. This was won by the very ‘driven’ Quizzley Bears (Frances Moore, Carole Whitfield and Frances’ son Stephen and girlfriend Kayleigh Popelier). The Screamers (you actually don’t want to know why they were called that!) team of Hospice staff comprising of Alison Christian, Cheryl Young, Debbie Beck, Karen de Santis and Di Watson were a very close second. Thank you to Vagabonds Rugby Club for the use of their club house and to Martin Howland for the yummy hog roast.

Tuesday and Wednesday saw 2 quiz nights held at The Outback, compered by Mayor David Ashford. Again these were very successful and well attended.

Friday was superhero and gladrags day with lots of schools and offices taking part in the fun.

Alan Patrick, Managing Director, Barclays Trust Company was stunning as Captain Virgil from the Thunderbirds. He and his team raised over £900. The Barclays Trust Company team also joined in the fun.

Rebecca House staff visited lots of participating schools bringing their very own bears ‘Oskar’ and ‘Craig’ with them and are pictured with the sixth form students from QEII High School.

Team leader for Frances Bland, visited Braddan School ‘superheros’.

The week wrapped up with fantastic Lido disco at the Crescent nightclub with DJ David Cretney. The organising team from Rebecca House, with the fundraising team had an amazing week with over £5,000 being raised for the children’s hospice. Donations are still coming in so it is hoped that more will be raised.

There was also a raffle and Rebecca House merchandise was on sale. A collection was made during the Sound of Music and the team thanked Carl Parker, of In Yer Space for this opportunity.

A massive thank you to everyone involved in making this week such as success.

What a fabulous day and night

the team photographs of the fire and ice walking groups that took part in a most unusual event on the Island recently. Over £1,000 was raised for Hospice Isle of Man by thrill-seekers walking on fire and ice.


The event, organised by UK Firewalk, raising funds for Hospice involved motivational talks prior to the event and support during the actual walks. Walkers traipsed across broken glass, which supposedly felt like ice, and fire at a temperature 561 degrees.

Two of the teams included Tim Crookall MHK and James Bailey who did the abseil in the morning at the Point of Ayre for The Children’s Centre then headed into Douglas for ice and fire walk.

Terri Cook, Corporate Events Fundraiser for Hospice, who did both the ice and fire walking, thanked everyone that took part adding: “It was tremendous event”. I would like to thank Chris Pycroft and Michelle O’Malley from Douglas Development Partnership for their support, Peter Young from Event Management Solutions, Justin McMullin at ELS for all their hard work, Liam Moorhouse and Colette Wylde for providing brilliant entertainment at night.

Also pictured (8431) is Frances ‘red devil’ Moore of the fundraising team who thoroughly enjoyed the event and proved to be an excellent firewalker!

Short footage of event taken by Paul Moulton which includes a very chilled fire walker Frances from our fundraising team




Hospice Staff walk on fire and ice for their charity

Pictured are the team from Hospice that are walking on fire and ice this Saturday.

Anyone interested in taking part needs to register beforehand as it is not possible to register at either of the events. It costs £25 per event. To find out more contact Terri Cook, Corporate Events Fundraiser on 647434. Follow them on Twitter                 like them on Facebook

To sponsor any of the brave ladies go to the donate button! Thanks in anticipation.

Team Fire and Ice


So easy, so why not ?

If you are ordering online you can support a local charity by registering with Easy Fundraising and going through them to purchase. It does not cost the purchaser any additional money. The charity gets paid through using this search engine – There is a list of over 2,000 retailers including Amazon, Boden, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Ebay on their list.  So easy, so why not?

Hospice has made just over £40 in a couple of months just by registering with them. Link is to register. Link to Hospice Isle of Man page is


Ecoshine Donation

The children’s hospice, Rebecca House, were the recipients of a £200 cheque from local company Ecoshine IoM.

The car wash and valet service commenced business in May 2012 and is licensed for three Government car parks, Drumgold Street (Marks and Spencer’s), Parade Street behind the Bus terminal.

It was important to the owners of the company to support a local cause while building their business so they chose the children’s hospice Rebecca House. To get the fundraising support going they have donated £200.

From this Wednesday February 6th they will also operate on Level 4 in Chester Street where they will provide an exterior/interior valeting service at their dedicated valet bays.

The aim of Ecoshine IoM is to bring a new convenient eco-friendly way of cleaning vehicles to the Island.

All of the equipment used is 100% eco-friendly right from the solution to the microfiber mitts and towels to the buckets which are also made from 100% recycled plastic and they  only use approximately 4-litres of water per vehicle to wash it.

From now on 5p from every car wash or valet will go to help the children at Rebecca House.

Pictured are the Ecoshine team with Terri Cook (far left) and Susan Patrick (far right) from Hospice. Terri thanked the team for all their hard work for the children’s wing of Hospice, Rebecca House.

San Francisco to LA

For the first time in its 30 year history Hospice has organised an off-island challenge. The once in a lifetime event is a bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, USA. The 528 miles of cycling over 8 days takes place from 1st to 12th October 2013.

This beautiful ride is along the amazing coastal pacific highway and is organised by a UK event company called Greenrock Limited.

Please register your interest on 647431 or email

Hospice Isle of Man 30 years – Tree of Appreciation and A Memory Tree

Hospice is celebrating 30 years of care on the Isle of Man. As part of the charity’s a campaign of ongoing awareness and appreciation for the care that the charity has carried out over the last 30 years they are delighted to encourage the Manx public to commentate their donations in 2 different and innovative ways. Two metal artwork trees have been erected at Hospice.

The first is a Tree of Appreciation and is to commemorate donations ranging from £1,000 upwards. An everlasting inscription on the Tree of Appreciation starts off with a copper finish leaf to denote donations of £1,000 to £9,000; a silver finish leaf will denote donations of £10,000 to £50,000, donations of above £50,000 will be given a golden apple. The name of the donors will be inscribed on the leaf or apple. 15 characters are the maximum on any of the items.

The tree costs were covered by a very generous donation by Mr and Mr Watterson and the first golden apple was put onto the tree as a recognition of the support given by Steve and Allison McGowan. The Tree of Appreciation is located in Elaine’s Coffee shop in The Scholl Centre at Hospice.

Mary Doyle, PR and Marketing Manager for Hospice with the explanatory leaflet pictured in front of the tree. Steve and Allison McGowan pictured in front of the Tree of Appreciation.

The second tree is a smaller version of the first tree and is called a memory tree. Basically the donor buys a leaf for £100 to remember a loved one, a special occasion, birthday or anniversary. A silver leaf will be inscribed with the name (up to 15 characters). It is hoped that leaves will go up in the Spring and fall off in the Autumn. The leaf will be returned to the donor.

Pictured is Terri Cook, Corporate and Event Fundraiser with leaflets for the Memory Tree in front of the actual tree.


Mary Doyle added: “We are always try to generate income in new and innovative ways. As the Manx public is very generous with their general donations and in memoriam donations to Hospice it is hoped that these trees will in some way celebrate their generosity as we commemorate 30 years of care on the Isle of Man.”

Newson on the Quay supporting Hospice Isle of Man

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted to encourage the Manx public to “Fill Yer Boots” for the local charity as they celebrate 30 years of care on the Island. Dee and John Newson of Newson on the Quay came up with the fantastic idea of putting some fabulous welly boots on their counters and encourages customers to through some coins or notes into the boots which they will turn donate to Hospice.

Mary Doyle, PR and Marketing Manager for Hospice, pictured second left, thanked Dee and John Newson, who have always been tremendous supporters of Hospice, for getting involved in supporting Hospice in this unusual fun way. Also pictured from left to right are: Terri Cook, Dee Newson, Anne Dale (who was the first customers to drop some coins into the boots) John Newson and Sam Newson.  Also pictured are some very fetching boots in a 30 year shape!

Hospice lottery takes place

We would like to thank everyone that took part in our November lottery draw.

The list of Winners can be found on our Lottery Page

Next draw is Wednesday 19th December and we would be thrilled to have over 500 people taking part. Why not support your local hospice and buy a lottery play as a Christmas present? Contact or ring 647435.