A FUNDRAISING evening in aid of three charities is to be hosted by Douglas mayor Dot Pitts in the council chambers at the town hall later this month.
The event will allow networking opportunities for members of the business community and there will also be a raffle. The motivating force behind the evening is the Challenge4Ben project set up in memory of 26-year-old Benjamin Poole who died in July last year while on exercises to join the special forces.
Though Ben was raised in Jersey, his father Nick is director of the Isle of Man office of an international law firm.
Challenge4Ben aims to promote Ben's personal ethos of setting yourself demanding goals.
The ultimate aim is firstly to encourage people of all ages to undertake some form of demanding personal challenge that requires commitment, courage and mental or physical stamina.
Secondly, to raise funds via these challenges for worthy causes — especially Help for Heroes, Isle of Man Hospice Care and the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund, which will share proceeds from this event.
Mr Poole will be a guest at the event organised by Mossack Fonseca & Co (Isle of Man) Limited and Ambitions Ltd, and will talk to guests about the work of Help for Heroes and the Royal Marines' Benevolent Fund.
Tickets priced at 10 each are available from Helen on 201197 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sharon on 214841 or Sharon@ambitions.co.im
The event is on Thursday, April 23, between 6pm and 9pm.
The organisers would be grateful for any raffle prizes or donations to help with the cost of refreshments for the evening.