Isle of Man News last updated 22 September 2014 13:55:35

Vision Awareness Week closes with Island's biggest guided walking event

POSTED about 1 hour ago by MT

Almost 100 people turned out to take part in Walk My Way, the Island’s biggest ever guided walking event, along Douglas promenade on Sunday.The walk, sponsored by Conister Bank, was the final event of Vision Awareness Week, which was organised by Manx Blind Welfare Society to improve public understanding of the challenges faced by blind and visuall...

Successful Soap Box Race raises funds for Hyperbaric Chamber

POSTED about 1 hour ago by MT

The first ever Microgaming Soap Box Race was a great success, drawing huge crowds and raising £2,900 for Isle of Man Hyperbaric!   On Saturday 13th September, over 25 homemade soap boxes raced down Upper Church Street, against the stopwatch, in an attempt to become the first ever Microgaming Soap Box Race champion. There were jumps, chicanes and a ...

Learning opportunity for people with a disability

POSTED Fri last week

The Community Farm is opening its doors on Wednesday 1st October from 1pm to 3.30pm to anyone interested in finding out about the Inclusion Programme. The scheme, funded by Manx Mencap, is open to people over 18 from the disability community with either a learning or physical disability. There are a number of different programmes within the scheme, and currently places are available for the Learning Programme with weekly sessions from 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students can achieve vocational qualifications including Open Awards in Horticultural Skills and an Introduction to Conservation. There is a nominal fee per session of £2 per person and, although the programme has already begun for this academic year, there are still op...

Three year project to transform MNH land at Cregneash

POSTED Fri last week

Standard Bank staff have embarked on a three-year programme to improve an area of Manx National Heritage land around Cregneash village. 29 staff volunteered over three days in September, working to clear an overgrown lane to provide access to a species rich wetland area at Cregneash. Shaun Murphy, Property Manager for Manx National Heritage said Standard Bank’s help was vital, ‘We would struggle to undertake labour intensive projects of this nature so in terms of man days it was a substantial effort. We simply wouldn’t have been able to do this project without Standard Bank’s help.’ Next year staff will be constructing a boardwalk to provide access into the wetland area. The site has an interesting mix of marsh loving plants such as the ...

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