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Praxis Care Isle of Man Praxis raise £3,000

Praxis Care staff at Glenroyd and Ingledene care homes in Ramsey, Isle of Man supporting individuals with learning disabilities are extremely grateful to the generous members of the public and local businesses who have helped support the fundraising efforts during 2015.

Wendy Green, Registered Manager of both Glenroyd and Ingledene said she was

“I am very grateful to the whole staff team for all their hard work, support and effort put in to raising over £3,000 for the benefit of the service users”.

During 2015 the staff at Glenroyd and Ingledene have worked very hard in fundraising money through various fundraising events.

The years fundraising started with a fundraiser at Tesco.  Through generous support from Tesco’s and Mr Benn’s fancy dress shop in Castletown, the staff team dressed up as super heroes and did a bucket collection raising £827.77.

Next came the challenge of the Parish Walk, bravely undertaken by Rebecca Perry – Support Worker, who walked 32 miles and reached Peel raising £368

The End to End bicycle ride challenge in September, was undertaken by Wayne Milne – Relief Support Worker, who raised £145. In December we were kindly gifted £150 by Lloyds TSB staff from their dress down day fundraising and are very grateful for their kind support.

This year’s biggest fundraiser was a Christmas fair, kindly organised by Chloe Brew and Hannah Cowin – Support Workers.  A lot of hard work and many voluntary hours went in to organising the event.  Despite the awful weather and a problem with the building, the event was held and was supported very well by local people.  Highlights of the fair included a Santa’s grotto, cake stall and an amazing raffle – donations of prizes were received from many local businesses and a few off Island businesses too.  There were also lots of local crafters and businesses who had stalls.  Overall an amazing amount of £1756.86 was raised.

On a very cold and wet New Year’s day 2016, Steve Walsh, Support Worker undertook the New Year’s Day Dip in Ramsey.  Upon undertaking this challenge he raised £200.

Collection box donations from boxes in local businesses, received throughout 2015 totalled £53.22.

Praxis Care is a charity that works across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man. Any fundraising to helps support the service users.  This money raised by the staff will stay on Island and benefit the service users of both Glenroyd and Ingledene by helping purchase items for sensory garden, sensory items, luxuries, holidays etc.

Left to right – Hannah Cowin, Wendy Green, Chloe Brew

Left to right – Hannah Cowin, Wendy Green, Chloe Brew

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Notes to Editors

For further information on the work of Praxis Care, or to set up an interview with staff or service users contact Paul Collins Assistant Director Fundraising and PR on 07712189675 or 028 90 234 555.

Praxis Care is a charity providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill health, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.  Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Praxis Care is Northern Ireland’s largest care charity providing care and support services to 1,500 adults and children with learning disabilities, mental ill health, and acquired brain injury and for older people including people with dementia.

Praxis Care aims to empower adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs.

Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations.

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