Hospice Isle of Man are delighted to announce that local modern hotel; Mannin Hotel have partnered up with The Big Splash to gain the exciting status of Presenting Partner of the art trail.
The Big Splash is the largest mass participation art event to ever come to the Isle of Man and will see a trail of 30 life size Dolphins take centre stage on a public art trail live around the Island for 12 weeks this year, from May – September.
The trail promises to provide a wonderful experience for both residents and visitors to enjoy this summer and with Mannin Hotel behind the campaign as Presenting Partner, it’s sure to be an excellent community event. Mannin Hotel have been enthusiastic supporters of Hospice for the last few years, and becoming Presenting Partner of the trail seemed like a natural fit.
Keith Lord, Owner of Mannin Hotel, commented, “I am absolutely delighted that Mannin Hotel are now on board with The Big Splash as one of the Presenting Partners. We can’t wait to see the trail bring a splash of colour and excitement to the Isle of Man. It is a pleasure to be able to support Hospice Isle of Man at the same time as reaching out to the community and engaging with other local businesses over this fantastic project.”
Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills said, “Mannin Hotel currently homes two of our fabulous wallaby sculptures from our Wallabies Gone Wild trail in 2019. The relationship we have with Mannin Hotel is a perfect example of how a business and a charity can come together and build a successful, long term partnership. Follow the success of our previous trail I am absolutely delighted to have them on board as a Presenting Partner for The Big Splash and we very much look forward to working with them on this event that will celebrate everything we love about the Isle of Man.”
Mannin Hotel also have the pleasure of commissioning a dolphin sculpture to be painted which will be included in the trail from May. More than 30 individually designed ‘life sized’ dolphin sculptures along with 40 baby dolphins (Calves) will form a trail of discovery across the Island this Summer, encouraging residents and visitors alike to explore our environment from an exciting new perspective – whilst promoting our Biosphere, wellbeing and active lifestyles.
Each of these sculptures will be sponsored by local businesses who will benefit from an exciting range of PR and media opportunities prior to and throughout the trail itself. The Big Splash project has over 30 schools from across the Island working with our Education team on the Environment and will help to design one of the baby dolphins which form part of the exciting trail.
Pictured (L to R) Anne Mills, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man and Keith Lord, Owner of Mannin Hotel