Isle of Man News last updated 26 July 2017 15:55:15

Manx National Heritage seeks Green Fingered Volunteers

POSTED today at 10:55 am

Manx National Heritage is looking for volunteers to work in the gardens and grounds of some of the Isle of Man’s most special historic places and spaces.  The Island’s heritage agency is responsible for over 3,000 acres of land across the Isle of Man and has exciting plans for its gardens at Castle Rushen, Cregneash, The Grove and Rushen Abbey. At the Grove Museum, a small team of volunteers has already commenced work on re-establishing the country gardens, following designs and planting schemes taken from historic photographs and paintings of the Grove.   At Rushen Abbey, new flower beds are being established featuring naturalistic planting and at Cregneash volunteers led by Karen Griffiths are developing and maintaining the fruit and...

Nationwide International donation to Manx Decaf

POSTED yesterday at 12:01 pm

The staff of Nationwide International have voted to make their final donation to Manx Decaf, the charity which provides support to  those with dementia or memory problems. A donation from staff activities in the company, such as dress-down days and cake sales, resulted in funds of £1,386 being raised, which has been handed over to the charity. Ian Smith of Nationwide International presented the cheque to members of Manx Decaf when they met for one of their regular lunch gatherings at Douglas Golf Club. Nikki Sinclair, representing Manx Decaf, said, “This is a very generous donation from Nationwide and we are very grateful to the company’s staff for choosing us to receive the proceeds of their events.” She said that the donation would be...

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