Isle of Man News last updated 28 February 2012 18:08:08

Trees Donated For Wildlife

POSTED yesterday at 11:04 am

Local arborists, Arbor Barber, have donated the first 80 trees to plant ‘Charlie’s Coppice’ in Claughbane Plantation. The donation to the Manx Wildlife Trust brings them one more step towards turning Claughbane Plantation from a conifer woodland into wildlife-rich, native habitat. Charles Edwards, founder of Arbor Barber, has committed the firm to planting a new tree for each one he and his team fell. Andree Dubbeldam from the Manx Wildlife Trust commented: ‘This is a fantastic gesture, and Charlie’s request that we work with the Children’s Centre to get children involved in planting with us is a great idea’. Lee Brooks and his team from the Children’s Centre Farm helped the Manx Wildlife Trust and Arbor Barber plant the first trees on the...

Robbie supports local Hospice

POSTED yesterday at 9:53 am

Pictured is well known local athlete Robbie Lambie presenting a cheque for £400 to Community Fundraiser Steven Downward. Robbie took part in last year’s Santa Dash and raised funds through sponsorship. Robbie Lambie, is one of the few people to have competed on the local scene in six decades. Robbie represented the Isle of Man in the 30km Walk at the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games and has been a member of Boundary Harriers, Western AC and the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club. His best years were as a walker when serving with the RAF but he has competed in a range of track events since. Steven thanked Robbie for his efforts for the local charity.    

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