Peter from JTC raised £400 for Cruse
Peter Robertson is a director of JTC - a CSP on the island who have nominated Cruse as their charity of the year. In the summer, Peter walked the End2End walk in aid of Cruse and raising £400 to support our bereavement support work.
The team at JTC have organised a number of events throughout the year to raise funds, including attending our recent black-tie dinner to celebrate our 35th year, cake sales and a Halloween event.
Peter is pictured here with our CEO Mary Doyle who thanked Peter and all the team for all their endeavours for Cruse.
JTC nominates Cruse for 2023
Pictured left-right are Cruse CEO, Mary Doyle, Carol, Kerry (who both swam in the Big Swim for Cruse), Charlotte (who walked 52 miles to Bride in the Parish Walk), Peter Robertson (who cycled 100 miles in the Lighthouse Challenge) Sonya Kneen, Children and Young Person’s Support Worker for Cruse, and Megan Drawdy from JTC.
We’re delighted to be nominated by global professional services firm JTC as the Isle of Man JTC Impacts charity of choice for 2023. The Isle of Man team has already held several events to raise awareness and funds for Cruse. These include three of their staff, Charlotte Corlett walking the Parish Walk to Bride, Kerry Jones, Carol Joyce and her daughter, Lily swimming in the Big Swim for Cruse plus Peter Robertson, taking part in the Lighthouses Challenge. In addition to these challenging events, employees have held dress down days plus an Easter-themed bake off.
Their events have raised just under £2,700 so far with future fundraisers planned. The company had also previously donated £4,000 to the charity as part of the JTC Impacts programme that enables each office to select and support a charity of its choice that aligns with one of three key areas - Knowledge, Sustainability and Wellbeing. The programme is centred around encouraging and supporting employees to have a meaningful, positive and lasting contribution in the communities where JTC operates.
Our Chief Executive Mary Doyle commented: “From the moment we met Aidan and the team at JTC, when they marked their recent fifth anniversary on the Island, we knew they would be great fun to work with. Their approach as a values-based company is to get involved and be that difference. We are delighted to have been nominated and are in awe of all the events so far, as they have challenged themselves and continue to do so for Cruse. They are interested and supportive, knowing the difference we make to our clients. I would like to thank them on behalf of our charity for their ongoing support.”
Aidan David, Managing Director of JTC added: “We know the impact Cruse has first-hand so the team and I will work hard to raise funds but will also raise awareness so the public know they are not alone at a crucial time in their lives.”
You can find out more about JTC on their website at jtcgroup.com.
We're recruiting new bereavement volunteers
Could you be the person to make that difference to someone who is grieving?
We are passionate about helping people through one of the most painful times in their lives with bereavement support and information.
We are now recruiting bereavement volunteers with a three-month training course beginning in January 2024. The deadline for application is Monday 30 October 2023. For further details about this training course please see our information sheet.
Cruse Bereavement Support Isle of Man prides itself on its high standard of training and support to all bereavement volunteers. The training is a big commitment from January through to March 2024. To make sure the candidates understand what is involved, an informal interview will be held for each applicant during the week beginning 13 November 2023.
If you would like to apply for a place on the the course, please complete the online application form and submit it by Monday 30 October 2023.
Our black tie dinner raised £9,000
We'd like to thank everyone who attended our recent black-tie dinner to mark 35 years of bereavement support for those who are grieving on the Isle of Man.
The event raised approximately £9,000 which will be put towards our client support. It costs about £600 per client to provide one-to-one support. During 2022, we supported approximately 350 people.
The event was held at Woodbourne House with His Excellency Sir John Lorimer KCB DSO MBE and Lady Lorimer MBE and other dignitaries attending. A wonderful evening was had by all with dancing to music by Jamie Blackburn and Michael Corlett from MC Entertainment.
During the evening we expressed our gratitude to all our regular funders and supporters and were delighted that some of them could attend on the night.
In addition, we'd like to thank Bill Mummery from Celton Manx, Shoprite and Tower Insurance for their support with the wine, all the team at Woodbourne House, Lesley Turnbull from Optimal Events, Staarvey Farms, The Fynoderee Distillery, Elaine's Flowers in Peel, Isle of Man Steam Packet, Isle of Man Event Services, Island Escapes, Liz Courtie, Sugarcoat, Debbie Does Nails, Robinson’s, The Abbey Restaurant and Wine Down.
We were also delighted that two very important people who use our Children and Young People’s service donated two original works of art that were auctioned for the evening. Compere for the evening, Peter Sutton, read out their stories leaving the audience in no doubt of the support that we offer.