Bright future for Big Splash campaign

Hospice Isle of Man’s funds are looking all the brighter after Bright Beginnings nursery raised £2,750 for its Big Splash campaign.

Children and staff from the pre-school day care provider in Jurby got behind the campaign in support of ‘their’ dolphin ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ to raise the money through events ranging from cake sales to a ‘Name the Easter Teddy’ competition, Jurby parish ‘toddles’ to triathlons.

Bright Beginnings’ director Kelly Charman said: ‘With dolphins at its heart, the Big Splash is not only a great way to alert people to the amazing work Hospice is doing but also to highlight environmental issues to every generation in an engaging and fun way.  Young people are our future – a future that must be protected – so all of us at Bright Beginnings have been inspired by Hospice’s initiative and are delighted to have supported their Big Splash campaign.’

Hospice Isle of Man CEO Anne Mills said: ‘We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelming response from the Manx community to the Big Splash. What Bright Beginnings has achieved on our behalf demonstrates that the Big Splash is a campaign with the power to capture the hearts and minds of people of all ages. We’re so very grateful to all the children and staff for supporting us and raising this truly amazing amount of money.’

The Big Splash is a public art project featuring more than 30 individually designed dolphin sculptures and some 40 dolphin calves installed at landmark sites around the island. The project is helping to raise funds towards the £5million Hospice needs annually to continue providing its range of end-of-life and palliative care services, delivered at no cost.

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