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Sustainable Development Goals

Have you ever wondered whether the world is a better place now than it was 40 years ago?  Will we ever be able to tell whether international aid has been any lasting use?  The Sustainable Development Goals set targets for … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Sales for One World Week

What better way to be part of One World Week than to enjoy Fairtrade food and drink and get some Christmas Shopping done early? If you live in the south of the Island, then please go to St Columba’s church … Continue reading

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Students meet the charities as part of the One World Charity Challenge

On  Wednesday last week some hundred students from six educational establishments came to St Ninian’s Church to meet representatives of the charities they could choose for this year’s One World Charity Challenge.  At 08:00 the following morning more than 20 … Continue reading

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Thank you!

A big thank-you to all OWC supporters who turned up on Saturday 17th to the “Refugees Welcome” event on Douglas promenade. It was a great success in that we got excellent coverage before and after the event in the newspapers; … Continue reading

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Refugees and the Isle of Man – 17th September 2016

A year ago many Island residents gave clothing and other goods to support the many refugees who were risking their lives to come to Europe. Our Government was asked to show their practical support by inviting about 30 Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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AGM – Friday 9th September

Our AGM will be held on Friday 9th September at 1830, Green’s Cafe in St Johns.  The formal business will be kept to a minimum and we look forward to welcoming our new patron, Sir Richard Gozney, to hear the … Continue reading

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Poetry Slam Final

  Emily Sweetman Lucy Barks Anna Harris Frankie Cullen       For the last few weeks several hundred Year 7 students have been studying poetry, working in groups to create and perform their own poems on one of these … Continue reading

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Sun Shines again on Global Village

What a relief to have sunshine and a dry day for the Global Village after last year’s rain-soaked occasion!  By lunchtime hundreds of people were exploring the Village, waiting for the Indian Dancer to begin, and sampling food from the … Continue reading

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Almost There!

It was great to be part of the Parish Walk, three of almost 1,200 people leaving Douglas at 0800 on Saturday morning, knowing that less than 15 hours later the winner would be crossing the finishing line after 85 miles, … Continue reading

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Parish Walk

A week today, on Saturday 18th June, several intrepid walkers hope to be in Peel – or beyond – raising money for the One World Centre.  Angie, Rosemary and Sylvia – and possibly Joseph – will have braved the Sloc … Continue reading

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