Manx Cancer Help celebrate their 30 Year Anniversary in 2013

Manx Cancer Help is an Isle of Man cancer charity (no. 1024).

2013 marks the anniversary of Manx Cancer Help which was founded by Eve Berridge in 1983.  In recent years the charity has grown considerably and we have changed and expanded our services in line with the identified need of cancer patients or anybody whose life has been affected by cancer.  We are always very careful though to continue to provide the sort of support services that were identified by Eve and continue to be important today.  Manx Cancer Help is about empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support  and a unique environment to create an exceptional centre.

We are here for anyone affected by cancer.  People are welcome whenever they need us – from just being diagnosed, or undergoing treatment, to post treatment, recurrence, end of life or in bereavement.

We also welcome family and friends, as they are often deeply affected by cancer too.  We know that those who love and look after someone with cancer can feel just as frightened, vulnerable and uncertain.

Our visitors tell us the welcome they receive at The Lisa Lowe Centre is what they appreciate the most.  Just walking through our doors puts them at ease.  This is a key part of our approach  that integrates professional support with practical advice, a combination that is proving highly effective in alleviating the emotional distress and practical difficulties that cancer brings.  Everything we provide is free of charge, so visitors can feel welcome to access our support for as long as they need it.

To cover the costs of our every expanding services we need to raise £200,000 a year.  As we are completely self funded this money needs to be raised through our own events, or by collaborative working with local businesses and individuals.  We are looking for unique and interesting fundraising ideas which will also raise our profile at Manx Cancer Help and we would be very happy to discuss ideas with anybody who is interested in working with us to support our services.  About fundraising please contact Ally Martin, ally@manxcancerhelp.org / 679544

30 Year Launch

On Thursday 28th February 2013 we held our 30th Anniversary Launch event at the Manx Museum in Douglas. We are so grateful to our patron James Toseland and his wife Katie Melua for attending on the night and for their continued support of the charity. We presented our 2013 Strategy Document for the audience as well as shwoing a video that tells you all about our service, both are available to view by clicking the links below.  This was a great night for us to raise the profile of the charity and we look forward now to a busy year ahead.

View the photos from the Launch Night here, in our Events Gallery

Photos were taken and provided by Matt Mosur Photography

To view the Manx Cancer Help 2013 Strategy Document, please click here


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Another beautiful design kindly donated by well known and loved local Artist Nancy Corkish. This year, Nancy has captured a winter’s evening of Peel Castle which is the design of Manx Cancer Help’s Christmas Cards for 2013.  A pack of 10 cards are £5.95. Signed Prints are available (limited number), mounted and packed for £45.    This year cards can be bought now from the outlets below and also available from Manx Cancer Help, The Lisa Lowe Centre, The Old Schoolhouse, Cronkbourne:

Bridge Bookshop Port Erin, Charles Alexanders, Chree-Brae Gift Shop Castletown, Lexicon Bookshop, Niarbyl Restaurant, The Book Company, The Garrison, Peel Post Office, Port St Mary Pavillion, St Paul’s Bookshop Ramsey, Ballasalla Stores, Laxey Sub Post Office and Port Erin Gaslight Aerated Waters Company

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the Gangster & Molls Event will now be held on Saturday 17th May – for any enquiries please email ally@manxcancerhelp.org or call 679544