Children’s Hospice week – together for short lives

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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.


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