Although Manxmove is a relatively new company, we have always done whatever we can to support local charities. We sponsor numerous individuals and small events throughout the year including various charities benefiting from the Parish Walk. However, the main charity donations and sponsorship that we have recently been involved with include the following:
Manxmove support Sailing for the Disabled
Sailing for the Disabled was founded in 1984 and is a superb local charity which is expertly run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer committee members, skippers, mates and dedicated supporters and fundraisers. Collectively they all do their bit to ensure the smooth sailing operation of their 48ft Beneteau sailing yacht Pride of Mann 3, which is regularly used throughout the year for local and offshore sails. This unique local facility is available to any age and anyone with virtually any disability, including those with visual and hearing impairments. In addition, Pride of Mann 3 has also been specifically adapted to accommodate wheelchairs. As a skipper on the vessel myself, over and above the fact that it is simply great fun, it is also great to see the pride that disabled sailors take in being able to sail on an equal footing with their able-bodied counterparts.
Like various other companies that continue to support this charity, Manxmove see the benefit of advertising our company name on the side of a vessel that, unlike a lot of local pleasure craft, gets regularly used and therefore seen both locally and on offshore cruises to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With its fully enclosed sailing cockpit Pride of Mann 3 is also one of the few local sailing vessels that gets used all year round and is regularly used throughout the Winter months.
In approximately 9 years of trading, Manxmove are proud to have been able to provide charity donations and sponsorship to 24 worthwhile local causes and many of these can be seen on our website. In addition to these donations and in addition to Sailing for the Disabled we are currently also actively supporting Manx Breast Cancer Support Group and Live at Home which is a dedicated Manx charity providing help and support to older people throughout the Island.
Sailing for the Disabled are currently actively looking for new members, new volunteers, new sailors and new crew members, so if you can spare some time and would like to get involved with the rest of the friendly hardworking team you can come aboard Pride of Mann 3 and have some fun by contacting the charity via their website http://www.sftd-iom.com/ or via their Facebook page.
If, like Manxmove, you are a local company perhaps looking for more diverse marketing ideas and different ways of getting your company name noticed whilst at the same time helping a unique local charity, you can also contact the charity to book your advertising space on this beautiful yacht. The yacht has just undergone a service and full valet in Whitehaven so now would be a great time to get involved, although space is obviously limited.
Live at Home
We at Manxmove are delighted to announce that we are supporting the Isle of Man Live at Home Scheme. This is a dedicated Manx charity which provides support to older people throughout the Isle of Man. Their aim is to enhance the quality of life of older people by reducing social isolation and loneliness and supporting members to remain in their own homes as long as they wish and as long as they are safe and able to do so. The charity provides practical support and advice and hosts a variety of social events throughout the island each month including lunches, coffee mornings, cinema trips and afternoon teas. The events are a fantastic way for friendships to be made as many older people would otherwise not interact regularly with people during the week. These outings make a tremendous difference to their overall physical wellbeing and mental health and make members feel part of a family of friends.
Live at Home rely on fund-raising to continue the work that they do and 84% of their running costs must be raised in this way. Manxmove are proud to be supporting this great charity and look forward to sharing updates and details of fundraising events in 2020.
Hospice at Home
Manxmove are delighted to have helped Hospice at Home which is a invaluable local charity helping local people through extremely difficult times.
The Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home Trust helps to fund and provide the only ‘At Home’ specialist palliative care on the Isle of Man.
Hospice at Home is the delivery of hospice care at home. This includes the values and philosophy of care provided in an in-patient hospice setting to both patients and their families at the end stages of life but who’d prefer to be cared for in their own homes with all that is familiar about them.
Manxmove sponsor Care Bags for Care Homes
We were so pleased to be involved with sponsoring the successful Care Bags for Care Homes initiative during Christmas 2018.
Local school children from Ballacottier School, Onchan School, Anagh Cour School and Sulby School delivered 357 Care Bags over the festive period.
The bags containing gifts were delivered to Springfield Grange, Anfield Manor, Ellen Vannin, Brookfield, Mental Health Unit and Women’s Refuge.
The children were so excited to deliver the bags and spent time talking to the residents. Following are some comments we received from the children when we asked them how they felt when delivering the bags:
‘That made me feel so good to see how happy they were’ – Mia, Aged 7
‘This is one of my favourite things to do at Christmas’, Finley Hesketh, Aged 9
‘I love how happy they are when we give them their special bag’, Samuel, Aged 10
Manxmove are delighted to continue to sponsor local charities.
Manxmove sponsor England football player
The team at Manxmove Estate agents are delighted to be able to continue to sponsor local amputee football player Sean Jackson. The sponsorship donation will go towards Sean’s travel throughout the coming season.
Sean is currently playing for Manchester City who last year and had a thoroughly successful year finishing second in the league and this season is already well underway with Manchester City already winning the pre-season cup.
Internationally Sean also played three matches last year for the England development team against Greece, Scotland and Ghana and he has already been selected for the England under 23 squad. This means that Sean will be attending monthly training camps until July leading up to an international tournament against Turkey and Poland.
Graham Wilson and Ian Lloyd from Manxmove commented “We are very pleased to be able to continue to support Sean and we are delighted that Sean has had such a good season last year with some excellent results. Obviously Sean will have to do an awful lot of travelling over this coming season, a lot of which will be international travel, so hopefully our donation will go a long way towards covering the cost of this. As a local Manx company we have always tried to put something back into the local community that we earn our living from. To date we have helped over 15 local charities and details of just some of these charities can be found on the charity and sponsorship page on our website. We wish Sean all the very best with his endeavours this year and we sincerely hope he has another really successful season”
Manxmove sponsor local children’s charity
The team at Manxmove are delighted to sponsor a raffle event for Isle of Play which is a new local charity founded in May 2018 by two former Children’s Centre play workers Chris Gregory and Chris King. They are now currently working with 18 schools during term time, providing whole classes with access to woodland environments in its Forest School. Then when school holidays arrive, they travel around the island to local parks, glens and school playgrounds bringing a truck full of resources for children to race go-karts, build dens, swing through trees, career down zip lines, enjoy water fights and more. All activities are aimed to have a positive impact on children’s physical development and social and emotional wellbeing.
The fund raising raffle event has been set up by a trekking team, Daniel Corkish, Nick Watt, Dave Watt, Adam Henderson and Owen Birch who will be travelling to Nepal and trekking for 14 days in total to reach Mount Everest Base Camp and a neighbouring ridge Kala Patthar. The trek will reach a maximum altitude of 5,500m which is just short of 9 times higher than Snaefell.
Isle of Play plan to use the funds we raise to help them deliver its new Adventure Playground, a place where children can build, cook and grow for free after school and throughout the school holidays.
Manxmove are delighted to continue to support local community charity events and will continue to do so whenever possible.
Further details about this new worthwhile local charity can be found on their website www.isleofplay.im
Manxmove sponsor local rugby player
We were delighted to have recently sponsored local resident Blake Snell and we have made a donation towards his world rugby tour this year. The tour was a trip of a lifetime for Blake and took in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Blake lives in Greeba although he is currently studying at Kirkham Grammar School in Preston where he is also enjoying playing rugby for the Kirkham team.
Manxmove continue to support Douglas Rugby Club
For the last 5 years we have supported Douglas Rugby Club and currently have a Manxmove banner on the side of the pitch. We regularly attend the home matches and also support numerous social events in the clubhouse.
Manxmove Sponsor amputee Manx footballer Sean Jackson
The 17 year old Ballakermeen High School student has spent the last few months on the talent ID programme for EAFA, training once a month with the elite junior England players. Sean was recently given the opportunity to train with the senior squad which comprised of two training sessions in Crewe with the squad who were preparing for Octobers European Cup. Our donation will help Sean with travel expenses
to attend the league matches and training sessions for Manchester City and England Junior Amputee squads. This involves regular travel to the UK, which has been primarily funded by Sean’s family throughout this last year. We wish Sean all the best.
Manx Breast Cancer Support Group
What can we say, this is such an important charity to us and Julie
and the team are amazing people
offering support to so many.
We donated this money which sponsored the Pink Fizz steam train on an evening trip to Castletown raising money for this great cause which we have supported for numerous years.
Donations can be made to: http://manxbreastcancersupportgroup.com
We at Manxmove are delighted to sponsor Laxey AFC Under 18’s football team 2016/7 season.
We’ve supported this club in 2014/5/6 and provided the kit for the lads complete with Manxmove logo, which looked great.
Manxmove have a connection with Laxey football club through Helene, whose late father Charlie Gordon not only played for the club throughout his life but was also involved in the building of the new club house. In addition, Ian and Tracy’s son Matthew has previously played for the team prior to leaving the Island to go to university.
Pictures are the Laxey team at the Bowl pitch with Coach, Trainer and Manxmove Directors Ian Lloyd (left) and Graham Wilson (right).
Manx Breast Cancer Support Group
We have supported this worthwhile local charity for the last 18 months and will continue to do so throughout 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Julie and the rest of the team do a fantastic job and it is commendable what they have achieved in such a short space of time as you can see from the running total on their website. http://manxbreastcancersupportgroup.com
We have provided several donations to this charity and also supported two of the annual charity balls.
We also provided the charity collection box that can be seen in the reception area of Nobles Hospital and we currently donate our Agency out of pocket fees to this superb charity.
Support for Hospice Care IOM
Manxmove are delighted to support Hospice Care IOM by making a donation and sponsoring a local Charity Shoot on 11th and 12th July 2015 which was organised by The Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club.
The Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club has raised £10,839 for Hospice IOM over the last five years , which is excellent.
Manxmove Sponsor Local TT Rider
The Manxmove team were delighted to sponsor a local TT rider for 2015 IOM TT Supersport 600 races.
Manxmove built a race prepared Honda CBR600rr especially for the job, which is finished in bright Manxmove yellow with matching company logos.
“We were delighted to be able to have a local rider on board our bike for the 2015 TT. Manxmove is a Manx company and the bike has been locally built by us, so it was really important to us to also have a Manx rider. Our company has continued to grow in the four years since we launched it so it is nice to be able to put something back into the local community and support a local up and coming rider”
Graham Wilson, Director
Manxmove have a connection with Cronk-y-Berry School through Ian and Tracy as their daughter Emma attended this school before moving to High School last year.
Manxmove helped with the annual School Fair, as well as sponsoring the Inter Schools Cross Country Event in April 2014 and April 2015 which was attended by the Governor.
Wish Upon a Dream
A superb worthwhile charity that was launched in 2007 which grants wishes to local sick and terminally ill children. http://www.wishuponadream.co.uk
We sponsored this charity through Ian Sims who, with the help of his wife Mary, used their classic Morris Mini Traveller to cover a 4000 mile round trip through Italy. http://www.italianjob.info
We supported Kemmyrk not long after we started the business.
This is an extremely worthwhile local charity which does a superb job looking after homeless people, or people living in completely unsuitable accommodation.
You simply don’t realise that the Isle of Man has a homeless problem until you speak to Joanna from the charity.