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Manx Miracles celebrates its successful first year

Manx Miracles celebrates its first birthday. From left, Christian Cowley, Sheila Orton, Louise Connor, Tina Lawton and Damian Bird

Manx Miracles celebrates its first birthday. From left, Christian Cowley, Sheila Orton, Louise Connor, Tina Lawton and Damian Bird

Manx Miracles is celebrating its success, a year after its launch.

The charity’s two-year target was to raise £80,000 for a new sensory playroom at the Pre-School Assessment Centre in Pulrose.

Thanks to the overwhelming support of residents, it has already reached its target and the sensory room is due to open in September.

Its trustees are now deciding on the second miracle, which will help transform the lives of island children facing huge challenges.

The charity’s founder Louise Connor, whose son Harrison uses the Pre-School Assessment Centre, thanked residents for their support: ‘We are astonished to have reached our target so quickly.

‘It would not have been possible without the generosity of the Manx public and I am absolutely overwhelmed by just how much they have embraced Manx Miracles and supported our mission.’

To celebrate its first anniversary on Friday, the charity is calling on residents to turn the island purple and pink through dress down days and cake bakes. And it is holding an Easter Family Fun Day at Noble’s Park, Douglas, on Sunday, April 13, 11am to 3pm, including an Easter egg hunt.

Tina Lawton has been appointed full-time fundraising manager to co-ordinate its second miracle, while Louise takes a well deserved break.

‘I am very excited to join Manx Miracles at such an important time in its development, and to be working for a charity that touches the lives of so many people,’ she said.

To find out more or to contact Manx Miracle go to www.manxmiracles.com, email hello@manxmiracles.com or call Tina Lawton on 208020.

 

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