Isle of Man News last updated 22 May 2017 14:23:35

Prison experience raises funds for charity

POSTED today at 1:48 pm by Richard Parslow

Four volunteer prisoners recently spent time behind bars as part of a novel fundraising initiative for a local charity.Barclays Bank employee Gemma...

New TV Advertising Campaign for the Isle of Man

POSTED Fri last week

The Department of Economic Development is launching a new TV advertising campaign this weekend targeting coverage in the North West of England and key areas of Scotland. Rob Callister MHK, Political Member at the Department with responsibility for Tourism and Motorsport commented: ‘The new campaign forms part of our integrated tourism marketing activity for 2017 which also includes digital and public relations activity. The campaign supports the strategic objectives in the Destination Management Plan (DMP) and the Programme for Government which commits to targeting new markets using cross-platform marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the Island as a visitor destination.’ The advert follows the ‘Come to your senses’ theme of the 2017...

Sporty youngsters praised for volunteer work

POSTED Fri last week

Sporty youngsters who encouraged others to get fit and active have been praised by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children. Forty-two 16-year-olds signed up for the Sure Sports Leader Programme last summer. They attended a week-long camp, receiving training in coaching skills, safeguarding and protecting children, emergency first aid, teaching and disability inclusion. They were then mentored over the summer by qualified and experienced Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) coaches. Since September, they have honed their coaching skills as volunteers at MSR activities, clubs and schools, recording their hours in logbooks. Between them, the young people gave up 1,529 hours at events and schemes MSR runs for children. Minister...

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