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Mayoral charity appeal 2013-2014 launched

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Carol Malarkey JP launched the Mayoral charity appeal for the 2013-2014 civic year on Wednesday May 22nd at a reception at Douglas town hall.


GroupDSC 4519 MediumThe Mayor and Mayor's consort with left to right, Martin Sewell, Manx Workshop for the Disabled, Paula Gelling, Victim Support Isle of Man, Victoria Kissack, Tabitha's Trust and Sue Cook, Junior Achievement Isle of Man


Her Worship has selected four charities: Junior Achievement Isle of Man, Manx Workshop for the Disabled, Tabitha’s Trust and Victim Support. She said: ‘These are all local causes very close to my heart,’ and added that Douglas Town Band would also benefit from support during her year in office.


ConsortDSC 4504 MediumHer Worship thanked the many fundraisers who had offered to help with the charity appeal and welcomed the growing number of employees at Hansard who had volunteered their support. She also paid tribute to the Mayor’s consort, her husband Councillor Bill Malarkey, (pictured right) who would be at the forefront of the fundraising in order that she could undertake her many mayoral duties.


In his response the Mayor's consort said the theme for the year would be ‘fun raising’ rather than ‘fundraising’.


SewellPlaqueDSC 4505 MediumThe reception also provided an opportunity for Martin Sewell, (pictured left) on behalf of the Manx Workshop for the Disabled, to present Her Worship with a plaque in wood of the Douglas Borough Council crest.





The charities:


Junior Achievement works in schools with the support of more than 300 volunteers to help some 5000 students island-wide gain the essential skills they will need when they leave full-time education.


JADSC 4456 MediumJunior Achievement Isle of Man: Kirsty Coffey, Sue Cook, Tina Edge and Joy Spence


Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013 The Manx Workshop for the Disabled champions the disabled in the workplace and helps disabled people gain meaningful paid employment through the design and production of goods using largely Manx materials.


WorkshopDSC 4467 MediumManx Workshop for the Disabled: Martin Sewell, Karen Watson and Dave Kershaw



Newly formed Tabitha’s Trust aims to provide support, equipment and services to families who have suffered bereavement through the loss of a child.


TabithasTrustDSC 4461 MediumTabitha's Trust: Victoria and Christopher Kissack


Victim Support Isle of Man handles more than 160 cases a year, offering free and confidential help to victims and witnesses of crime, their families and friends.


VictimSupportDSC 4444 MediumVictim Support Isle of Man's Julie Routledge, Paula Gelling and Christine Perkins (back row) with Councillor Jon Joughin, Juan Watterson MHK, Ian Cooke, Greystone LLC and Paula Primrose, Department of Home Affairs