Isle of Man News last updated 26 April 2017 12:31:58

Step it up a gear for the Appleby Sportive

POSTED today at 9:27 am by LC

The countdown is on and competitors have just six days left before the Appleby Sportive sets off. The event will take place on 1 May and is made up of...

MS Society Wheel and Walk takes over NSC Cycle Track on Saturday

POSTED Mon at 10:56 am

A first for the Island, the Multiple Sclerosis Society Wheel and Walk will take place on Saturday 29 April, come rain or shine. This fundraiser for the local branch has been designed to appeal to everyone, whether they can walk unaided, use a stick or crutches, or who use a wheelchair or scooter. Being disabled doesn't mean you should be confined to the side lines, and the Wheel and Walk is open to everyone. Derek Patience, Chairman of the MS Society Isle of Man, will be taking part in his wheelchair: "This is a great opportunity to raise funds for the charity and raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis,” Derek says.  “It is a devastating, often disabling, incurable condition and our local branch supports anyone with MS and their families in...

Award instils skills invaluable for work and university

POSTED Mon at 10:55 am

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helps young people to acquire skills that are invaluable for university and the workplace. That is the comment from Alison Gawne, Awards’ Coordinator in the Island, after young people received their gold award badges from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney. More than 800 young people from the Island participate in the award at any one time. Alison said: ‘The award was founded in the UK seven decades ago and we marked its diamond jubilee in the Island last year. ‘It continues to be as relevant today as it was when it was established by the Duke of Edinburgh. ‘Participants aged 14 to 24 work towards the bronze, silver and gold award in their spare time, tackling physical challenges...

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