Hospice Isle of Man and Rebecca House have a generous and loyal supporter-base, who undertake innovative fundraising activities to enable them to continue helping those who need them now and in the future.
Every penny raised really does make a life-changing difference, and the support Dylan’s Day has received from the local community over recent weeks has been overwhelming. Raising money for a new Rebecca House Playground, Dylan has had an incredible journey so far, after gaining recognition from multiple local and national radio stations, newspapers and varying social media channels. Dylan’s challenge has also inspired local businesses to get involved by donating to his fundraising page, or offering logistical support on the day.
Governors Hill Stores recently contacted Rebecca House Children’s Hospice after hearing of Dylan’s challenge, and informed him that they will donate the money raised from the sale of their 5p bags to his fundraising page.
Ernie Russell, Proprietor, said: “When I saw what Dylan was taking on, I couldn’t help but think what a little hero he was and was delighted to donate the £1000 proceeds from the bag sales. We use the income generated to support a local community initiative and Dylan’s story and challenge was the perfect fit.”
A message of support was received from his Excellency, Lieutenant Governor’ Sir Richard Gozney to Dylan for his special day: 'I send my heartfelt congratulations to you on your incredible fundraising challenge to climb Snaefell! Rebecca House will benefit greatly from your amazing efforts and determination.
You have already made a huge difference to many children’s lives, just by showing that you can do anything you set your mind to. I am certain that all those at Rebecca House, and the Island as a whole, are all very proud of what you have achieved.
You are an inspiration to all and I wish you the very best of luck today and in the future. Well done Dylan!’
The Isle of Man Constabulary Roads Policing Unit have offered to transport Dylan on the day of his challenge from the National Sports Centre to the Bungalow in a police car. This came after Dylan was recruited as a mini RPU officer to help police the popular Plan.com event; Santa’s On a Bike in December.
The iCue Academy have organised a Family Fun day on Dylan’s Day, Saturday 25th July, to show their support. The day will take place at Marown School Playing Fields, beginning at 11.30am. It is £1 entry, with all proceeds going directly to Rebecca House Children’s Hospice. The day will include family rounders, face painting, Fun 4 All inflatables, food, Davison’s ice cream, and lots of games and activities with the iCue Academy coaches.
Rebecca House Children’s Hospice would also like to extend their thanks to PWC and Island Aggregates for generously donating to Dylan’s fundraising page and 1886 for hosting collection boxes on Dylan’s behalf.
Dylan will undertake his challenge on Saturday 25th July, where he will begin his walk at the NSC at 9am, before heading up to the Bungalow to complete the rest of his challenge. If you would like to support Dylan to raise funds for a new Rebecca House Playground, please donate at justgiving.com/dylansday or if you are a local business and are supporting Dylan in your own way, please contact Steven Downward at Hospice on 647434.