Hospice Isle of Man are delighted to announce that Manx Telecom, the Island’s leading communication solutions provider, has partnered up with The Big Splash to support the Wild in Art trail in 2022 as a large sculpture sponsor.
The Big Splash is the largest mass participation art event to ever come to the Isle of Man and will see a trail of over 30 life size Dolphins take centre stage on a public art trail live around the Island for 12 weeks from May – September 2022.
Manx Telecom is thrilled to get involved in the event which will raise money for a charity that helps the wider Isle of Man community.
Gary Lamb, Manx Telecom CEO, said, “Initiatives like this art trail work on so many levels: as a way to encourage creativity and express artistic talent, a way to engage the community and get people visiting different places around the Island and, critically, as a way to raise money for Hospice and the vital services it provides to individuals and families during difficult times.
“As a community-focused business, we have been a long term supporter of Hospice Isle of Man and we know it is a charity that our people and our customers regard dearly. We also recognise the value of bringing people to work together on projects such as this that provide a splash of fun and colour, particularly after the past 18 months or so, and we are looking forward to seeing all the designs in situ later this year.”
Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills said, “Having Manx Telecom come on board with what’s going to be the highlight of the event calendar year on the Island for 2022, is fantastic news. Hospice are extremely grateful to Manx Telecom who have in the past shown tremendous support for us and continue to do so.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response from the business community so far across the Island. With many of our fundraising events cancelled or postponed over the last 18 months, it has given us added motivation to make The Big Splash an event for everyone to remember, and ensure we can continue to be here for our patients and their families.”
More than 30 individually designed ‘life sized’ dolphin sculptures along with over 40 baby dolphins (Calves) will form a trail of discovery across the Island next spring, 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 Trail in 2022.
Pictured (L to R) Melanie Kermeen, Director of Income Generation and Relationships at Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills, CEO of Hospice Isle of Man, Cathy Collins, Group Head of Brand and Marketing Communications at Manx Telecom and Gary Lamb, CEO of Manx Telecom