Hospice IOM

Ice Bucket Challenge

Over £3,500 raised by Manxies taking part in Ice Bucket Challenges.

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted that the Manx community are still getting behind the local charity to support its patients with Motor Neurone Disease by taking part in the recent fundraising and awareness craze - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

One of the nurses' daughters has gone that step further and made a lovely black and white film showing her doing the challenge for Hospice and Isle of Man. The video can be view here http://youtu.be/-PIkotvbB74

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To date over £3,500 has been raised for this very worthy cause with every penny raised being used to help support patients that attend Hospice Isle of Man with motor neurone disease.
 
The charity works very closely with the local Motor Neurone Disease Association (Isle of Man). Currently there are approximately 10 patients on the island with this disease. To support Hospice visit http://www.hospice.org.im/ or visit their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/hospiceisleofman/.
 
To find out more about the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Isle of Man) contact Christine Pain on 801355 or email mndassociation@manx.net. To donate to MND local visit http://mndassociation-iom.org/donate.html

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Chief Executive of Hospice Margaret Simpson said: "I am absolutely delighted that these brave people have got behind Hospice and Motor Neurone locally." "A big thank you to everyone that has taken part in the ice water Challenge for Hospice so far." "Hospice looks after patients with Motor Neurone Disease and we really appreciate every donation given to our charity to continue to look after all patients". "Hospice has a specially designed room for these patients called the Rowan room which is a room operated without a nurse to provide these patients a degree of independence."  "This room was funded by the local branch of MND with whom we work very closely."

If you are thinking of taking part in this challenge please give Mary Doyle, PR and Marketing manager for Hospice a call on 490819 or email mary.doyle@hospice.org.im your video so she can share them share them with the Hospice's Facebook friends.