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Charity nominees 'rock up' to town hall

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:12

Charities nominated in the Mayor's Nativity Rocks challenge received their donations at a reception hosted by Her Worship at the town hall.


 A BSC0455 MediumChris and Ruth Baker with Hadassah and Landon - Hands of Hope


Before Christmas the Mayor launched a challenge to find hand-painted 'nativity rocks' hidden at well-known locations around Douglas operated by Douglas Borough Council. Children were challenged to seek out the rocks - nine in all - and return them to Douglas Town Centre Management's office at 13 Church Street, where they were rewarded with a selection box and a donation of £50 to the Manx charity of their choice sponsored by the mayoral charity appeal fund.


 A BSC0440 MediumConnor, Josh and Mair - Friends of St Mary's School


Nominations were for A Little Piece of Hope, Ellan Vannin Home, Friends of St Mary's School, Hands of Hope, Mannin Sepsis, Manx Diabetic Group, Rebecca House and South Douglas Old Friends. 


A BSC0467 MediumHelen Sheppard and Isabel - A Little Piece of Hope



Her Worship took the opportunity to thank everyone who took part, also Douglas town centre manager Oliver Cheshire for helping to collect the rocks and her 'co-rock painter' Julia Minay. 


A BSC0459 MediumDee Struthers - Mannin Sepsis


A BSC0447 MediumConall, Caoimhe and Oran - Friends of St Mary's School


A BSC0416 MediumAnn and Julia Minay - Ellan Vannin Home


 A BSC0421 MediumMian and Fianna - Manx Diabetic Group


A BSC0425 MediumDavid Cretney - South Douglas Old Friends




 A BSC0470 Medium - CopyThe Mayoress, Mrs Linda Curphey, representing Rebecca House





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