Welcome to Manx Cancer Help
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone that has helped support Manx Cancer Help over 2016.
The year has been very exciting for us, extending our service to more group therapy work and welcoming Adrian Venn, a Psychotherapist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This has allowed us to launch our Children’s service and strengthen our team.
The Lisa Lowe centre has flourished and we are already planning more group work to address the psychological impact of returning cancers and the fears that come hand in hand with such news.
Fundraising is still an important part of our service and without it we could not carry on offering our FREE services. During 2016 we hosted the Lisa Lowe Walk over the Millennium way, raising over £23,000 in sponsorship, with over 400 people signing up we are hoping for more to join us in 2017.
Other events held included a Photography competition, Growvember, Autumn and winter Fayres, Lapland lottery, bag packing and bake sales.
Our Ball was a great success at King Williams College, with live music from Paul Costain and James Toseland, a brilliant performance by Christine Wild Theatre School,4Tissimo playing strings throughout the meal and fireworks making sure the night ended with a bang.
The latest fundraising event, “The Manx Fairies Save Christmas” was launched in November but has taken over 6 months to write, illustrate, design dolls, import and print. Circa and their volunteers helped us make the boxes and pack the dolls and books and with the entire cost being covered by very generous sponsors, this meant that we have raised around £22,500 to date and is rising each day.
External fundraising helped us tremendously with Barclays Step Challenge, Conister Bank Handbag sale, Francie Hughes memorial Darts tournament, Cronk y Berry held an Inside out day, M&S held a Bingo afternoon and then there were many individual feats achieved with money raised for the charity done by competing in Tough Mann, The Parish Walk, The Great North Run and even some kind people cutting off their hair and growing facial fuzz!
The future events are also very exciting, with “The Art Project” sponsored by Cuplas due to start in January, where we will be asking offices, artists, schools to get involved painting 5,000 5”x 5” canvases, displaying them locally and then selling them at a gallery event with the proceeds going to our charity.
The Lisa Lowe Walk will once again be held on April 23rd, where you will be able to sign up for either a 10 mile walk from Crosby or the full 28 miles from Sky Hill in Ramsey to Castletown square.
The 2017 MCH Ball is booked again at KWC on Saturday 28th October and we are also planning a Barn Dance with details being released closer to the time.
Finally we would like to thank Maitland and M&S for allowing us to be their charity of the year and we look forward to working with KPMG throughout 2017 with their fundraising ideas!
With over £330,000 needed each year we could not have come close without the wonderful support from everyone who got involved with the above. Thank you so much!