Isle of Man News last updated 21 August 2017 11:09:19

Manx MSA Trust raises £100k in just 18 months

POSTED 58 minutes ago

A local charity founded in February 2016 by Chris Blake has raised an amazing £100,000 in its first 18 months. The Manx MSA Trust has raised the funds through lots of different funds raising events, ranging from poker tournaments, a summer ball, the parish walk, fun fitness events and many more. Chris Blake founded the charity after being diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, (MSA) a degenerative neurological disorder at the age of just 39. The diagnosis took 5 years to confirm, partly because it's such a rare disorder and not very well known, particularly in the Isle of Man. All the funds go straight to the charity's aims, which are providing a hub for IOM patients and families, raising awareness, particularly among the medical...

Volunteers create peaceful garden on Noble’s Hospital estate

POSTED about 1 hour ago

A new garden has been officially opened on the Noble’s Hospital estate thanks to the work and contributions of volunteers across the Island. The new facility – called Sheeain Garey, which means “Peace to Us” in Manx Gaelic – has been developed at no cost to the taxpayer, instead relying on the generous donation of time, equipment, plants, seating and other materials. Three volunteers, who have been at the heart of the project for several months, performed the official opening, using gardening shears to cut a ribbon placed across the new willow archway that forms an entrance to the site.  The Minister for Health and Social Care, Kate Beecroft MHK, who was invited to the opening, was given a tour of the garden. The Minister said: “I would...

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