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The Isle of Man children’s hospice, Rebecca House, will by asking local people and companies to ‘be a hero’ during the week of June 13 to 21.

This week encourages people to think about the work children’s hospice do and generate income to support them.

Currently Rebecca House looks after 29 children and their families and costs just over £500,000 each year.

The week, which is part of a UK national scheme, will highlight the care given to children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

They will often have complex needs requiring round-the-clock care – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The week of events will start off with ‘Be a Hero Day’ on Friday, June 13.

Rebecca House invites nurseries, schools and workplaces to dress as a superhero for the day, hold a minion cake bake day and donate £1.

The team will visit to take photographs if participants ring 647434 to register their involvement.

Saturday will see a day with the Rebecca House team at Strand Shopping Centre. There will be colouring competitions, face painting and lots more, £1 minimum donation per person.

As Father’s Day is during this week.

The children at Rebecca House have designed a Super Hero Dad limited edition card.

These are available from Rebecca House or any Hospice shop and cost £2 each.

During this Sunday there will lots of activities with a midday walk along Douglas Promenade. Entry is £5 per family. In addition there will be two films showing at the Broadway Cinema starting at 1pm finishing at 5pm.

Both involve superheroes - The Incredibles and Despicable Me – with a complimentary Davison’s Ice Cream served in the interval Tickets cost £10 for both films, or £6 to watch either single film.

To book contact the Villa Marina on 600555.

Monday, June 16, will see the Avengers quiz night being held at the Outback. Entry is £10 for a team of six with the event starting at 7.30pm. Would-be participants should ring 647434 to register a team.

The week of fundraising will wrap up with the Parish Walk on Saturday, June 21. It is hoped that 100 superheroes will ‘walk the walk’ for Hospice and Rebecca House.

For further details or to register ring Stacey Robinson at Hospice on 647434 or email

More details are available here., along with other children’s hospices in the UK celebrate Children’s Hospice week –

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