Ramsey Young People’s Project was the beneficiary of a charity fundraising Acoustic Night, thanks they said, to the generosity of Costa Ramsey.
The charity runs the popular ‘The Shed’ youth club and drop in centre at the town’s current Manx Electric Railway station.
The Shed faces an uncertain future, as the planned redevelopment of the site into a new transport interchange means the centre will have to find new premises.
Ted Arnold is a staff member at Costa and a member of the committee of the Young People’s Project, and he organised the evening of music – hailed as a success – with his manager Claire Sproule.
Claire is a professional singer and she together with other local artistes Joey Wylde, Jack Divers, Mike Jelski, Patrick Jerry, Syd Gilbert, Paul Quayle and Jamys Woolley entertained a full house for the evening.
A team of Costa staff also worked for free on the night; Ted, Claire and colleagues Jamie Fletcher, Tatar Dorin and Charlotte Coué.
Announcing the fundraising result, Ted said: ‘We were very pleased by the response of those who came along, with their help we were able to raise £600 for The Shed that night.
‘It was really supportive that my team colleagues at Costa worked the evening for free and Gary Dorling the owner of the Fancy-a-Coffee franchise allowed us to offer all the goods at a 25 per cent discount.’
Ted added: ‘The atmosphere was chilled and everyone was really generous, we had a great night.’