Isle of Man News last updated 27 July 2016 10:10:14

Sefton Group supports two local charities

POSTED yesterday at 1:48 pm by LC

Two Manx charities are set to benefit from the recent refurbishment of Sefton Group plc restaurants. Furniture from Paragon Bar at the BEST WESTERN...

Crafty professionals kick off Market Hall takeover

POSTED yesterday at 10:05 am

Popular local teacher and craftswoman Sue Quilliam is leading a full team of crafters in the first event of MakeMarket: A Creative Industries Takeover from 28th to 30th July, offering a fun filled few days of creative joy. On offer at the MakeMarket Craft Weekend will be hands-on opportunities for anyone of any age to take part in felting, carving, jewellery and ceramic workshops or just watch the experts at work. Amongst those taking part are Bill Kelly (pewter work), wood carver and sculptor Gavin Carter, Sara Hogg (spinning and wool craft), artists Kate Jerry and Collette Gambell from ArtReach studios, Sue Quilliam (felting and weaving) Helen Young (jewellery) and the chance to contribute to an origami installation by Kirsten Penzes...

Manx drinkers challenged to ban the booze for Cancer Research UK

POSTED yesterday at 9:55 am

Local men and women are being challenged to ditch the drink to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The charity is launching Dryathlon in September, the original fundraising campaign that invites social drinkers to take a month-long break from alcohol. Dryathletes pledge to stay dry for a month and either get sponsored or donate the money they would have spent on alcohol to the charity. Last year, almost 10,000 people took part in Dryathlon across the North West, raising a fantastic £656,556 to help beat cancer sooner. Alison Barbuti, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the Isle of Man, said: “After a summer of boozy holidays or ‘one too many’ at weddings, Dryathlon is the perfect opportunity for everyone to kick-start a new season, by...

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