Deemster Jack Corrin and his wife Pat have stepped down as patron and president of Cruse Bereavement Care in the Isle of Man.
Mr and Mrs Corrin have performed the roles since the charity first became established in the island more than 25 years ago and took part in the organisation’s silver jubilee celebrations last summer.
The members of the charity celebrated the milestone with a garden party for volunteers and patrons held at Glen Duff where Mr and Mrs Corrin ceremonially cut the birthday cake.
Since the group became established in 1988, they have supported and encouraged the development of services to help all bereaved people in the island, resulting in the active and well used organisation that it is today.
Cruse chairman Les Watson said: ‘Cruse is immensely grateful to Jack and Pat for their continuous and energetic support over the past years when they have shown a close interest in all that we do. They will be greatly missed.
‘They have both had a wide involvement in many charitable activities for a considerable time and Cruse feels privileged to have retained their active involvement until we achieved our 25th anniversary last year.
‘Our best wishes and thanks go to them both.’
Lillian Smith from Cruse said: ‘Jack and Pat have both been wonderful for the charity.’ Cruse offers support and information to the bereaved.