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Search and Select

Over a three month period in 2018, 300 was raised for the Manx Stroke Foundation by Search and Select through dress down days. Pictured is Sally Fenton, MD of Search and Select presenting the cheque to Edward Kelly representing the Manx Stroke Foundation.

Flag Days 2017

We have held three of our four Flag Days this year. In Peel on 25th March we raised the fantastic sum of 405 and at Onchan on 6th May 309. On a chilly Saturday 27th May we collected 221 in Strand Street. Our final fund raising collection is on Saturday 8th July at Ramsey Shoprite in Bowring Road. We need more volunteers to help on this day so if you can spare an hour please let Maureen know on 824361 or 411330. Come and take a trip up (or is it down) to sunny Ramsey and enjoy a stroll round the Mooragh lake or visit the unique shops that Ramsey has to offer whilst also helping your Stroke Foundation.

Flag Days 2016

Flag Day collections took place on two days this year - the first was held on Saturday May 14th and the second at four venues on Saturday 20th August. The Manx public were extremely generous and a total of 1127.72 was raised. Each venue raised the following:

14th May 2016 on Strand Street, Douglas:


20th August in the following Shoprite Stores:







St. Paul’s Square, Ramsey:


Thanks to all those who gave up their time to collect and to the public who always dig deep to support the Manx Stroke Foundation.

Donation and Assistance Given 2016

The Manx Stroke Foundation receives many donations from various sources and we are extremely grateful to all those who help us to support those affected by stroke. Listed below are those who have helped since the beginning of 2016:

Father Christmas visited St Thomas’ School and 40 was raised. He also visited Milntown Trust and Onchan School where donations of 25 and 100, respectively, were received

380 was given by Cains Advocates, Douglas

Zurich International donated 3,000

Mrs Parry designed calendars and gave the proceeds of 495 to the MSF

The Yorkshire Society (Isle of Man) donated 500

St John’s Church Lenten Lunch collection raised 300

Peel Charity Shop donated 2,000

Dress down days at the Income Tax Division raised 285

The Gaiety Theatre exit collection raised 360

We received 700 from the Jumble Sale held at the British Legion in May

225 was donated from the proceeds of the Manx Craft Fair on 14th May

Savina and her Pole Dancing team raised 40

Noble Staff Canteen donated 56

Mike Vipond’s Golf Day raised 840

Tia Wright donated 26 but over the years since she was a little girl she has raised over 2000 for us

Many donations have been received from members and friends (some on a regular basis): Gillian Horsey, Mr and Mrs Higgins, Mr and Mrs Abbott, Jackie Ward, Mr and Mrs Hamilton, Mr and Mrs Corden, Mr and Mrs Maurice Mole, Mrs Jean Renshaw, Pat Jones, the Denver family.

In the last six months we have received 1330.40 from donations in lieu of flowers

All the money we receive, apart from the 10,000 we donate to the Stroke Association Research Projects, stays on the Island to benefit those affected by stroke. Grants are available but are limited to 1000 per person per year. Anyone affected by stroke, either the stroke survivor or a relative or carer, can apply for a grant. Since the beginning of this year we have provided 4239 in assistance for stroke survivors which has included stair lifts, ramps, motor attachment for a wheelchair, household items, suitable seating and over-bed table . We also provide taxis to bring members to the stroke club and outings and this has amounted to 3280. Funds are also available to the various health professions and we have supported various training events.

July / August 2015


Once again our Flag Day collections have been very successful thanks to the generosity of the Manx public. Our faithful band of collectors turned out on two Saturdays this year giving up many hours of their time for the Foundation.

On Saturday 27th June 2015 we collected at Ramsey, Peel and Port Erin Shoprite stores with the following results:



2014 - 322.03



2014 - 264.97

Port Erin


2014 - 566.38

The collections on 1st August 2015 at Onchan Shoprite, Victoria Road Shoprite and Strand Street raised the following:



2014 - 279.36

Victoria Rd


2014 - 317.89

Strand Street


2014 - 384.03

Our thanks go out to all the members of the public for supporting us again this year and to all the collectors without whom the Flag Days could not go ahead.

Onchan Ladies Bowling Club

Onchan Ladies Bowling Club held a competition on 23rd August and raised 452 which was donated to the Manx Stroke Foundation. Evelyn Denver, stroke club member and a previous Captain of the Onchan Ladies Bowling club recommended the Foundation to receive the money. They joined the bowlers on Monday 14th September and were treated to a cup of tea and some excellent cakes! Thank you to all the members of the bowling club.

May 2015

Simcocks helps Manx Stroke Foundation

Staff at Simcocks swapped their suits for jeans to raise money for the Manx Stroke Foundation. The Douglas-based law practice held a series of dress-down Fridays to collect more than 400 and present it to the vice chairman of the group, Les Quayle and the secretary, Maureen Redmayne.

Pictured from left is Phil Games, Maureen Redmayne and Les Quayle.

April 2015


Lara Barnes (pictured far left) organised a Bingo Night held in the Masonic Hall in Ramsey, in memory of her father, John Foster, who died in March this year following a severe stroke. The evening raised a fantastic 1535 which was donated to the Manx Stroke Foundation. Maureen, Irene and Sandie attended on behalf of the Foundation and had a really good night's entertainment.

Medical Clinical Skills Training Centre

On the 24th April several members of The Manx Stroke Foundation committee met with Paul Ellis From the new medical clinical skills centre at nobles hospital who kindly guided us around the new skills centre.

A room has been named after The Manx Stroke Foundation which Paul informed the committee present of it's importance.

Last year The Manx Stroke Foundation donated 15,000 to the building of the Medical Clinical Skills training Centre which opened in February this year. We did this in memory of Lucy Ellison who left a large legacy to The Manx Stroke Foundation.

(Pictured from left to right) Paul Ellis, Sylvia Willis, Irene gardner, Margaret Radcliffe and Les Quayle

March 2015


Our Spring has begun on a sad note with the passing of Terry Chilcott who died on 12th March. Terry was the heart and soul of the Manx Stroke Foundation having been a founder member and the one who, from small beginnings, made it the thriving charity it is today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to June, Barry and all his family. He will be sorely missed but his spirit will live on in the happy memories we have of him.


This last year 9344 has been granted to individuals for items such as furniture, clothing and specialist aids. Another 5802 has gone towards transport. Grants are available to all those affected by stroke. Our funds are there to help you. If there is something you need please contact Maureen on 824361 for an application form. All requests will be handled confidentially.


Research into stroke is the one thing that can improve stroke treatment and the Manx Stroke Foundation has donated to research for many years. The current project supported by us is looking at whether antiinflammatory drugs given into the skin can reduce damaging inflammation in the brain and the body. If the outcome of this project is successful, it will give hope to those affected by stroke. It will also confirm the need for immediate treatment following stroke.

St Patrick's Day golfing event

Dr Roy Clague, Captain of the Castletown Golf Club for 2015, has chosen the Manx Stroke Foundation as his charity for 2015. We have received a cheque for 1330 which was raised from the St Patrick's Day Charity Golf Event and the Captain's Drive In sweepstake on the distance that he would hit his golf ball from the 1st tee. Dr Clague hopes to raise more during the year and will invite representatives of the Foundation to attend his final golf prizes presentation at the end of the year.

January 2015

We are very grateful to the Manx Kart Club for nominating the Manx Stroke Foundation as one of the recipients of their annual charitable donation.

The Manx Kart Club is a charity based club providing teams with endurance and sprint based kart racing in Jurby. At each race meeting a portion of the entry money is put aside for charitable purposes and at the end of the year two charities are nominated to receive a donation. n.

On Wednesday 10th December 2014 Maureen received a cheque for 350 from Dean Ayres and Gary Ellis members of the Kart Club. Life after Stroke coordinator, Paul Allinson, kindly hosted the presentation at the Stroke Association Office in Middle River which was very appropriate as Paul himself was a founder member of the Kart Club.

December 2014

Staff and customers of the Cat with no Tail Public House completed a 50 mile walk in memory of Katie Edge and raised 1010 which they donated to the Manx Stroke Foundation. In total they have raised 6760 for the Foundation since Katie’s untimely death. Jane Bridge, Les Quayle and Irene Gardner from the Manx Stroke Foundation are on the extreme right.

October 2014

Stroke Research

Research into stroke is always of great interest to us and, as you are aware, we donate a good sum each year to research. The project we are supporting currently is investigating whether anti-inflammatory drugs given into the skin can reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke. We will let you know how this progresses.

An early trial of stem cell treatment for stroke carried out by scientists at Imperial College in London has shown remarkable results in the first five patients. All patients showed significant improvement in movement and mental functioning but this is early days and a much larger trial will be needed. It is, however, exciting to think that there could be new treatments for stroke even though it will be years away yet.

We enjoyed a lovely sunny summer this year and this may have reduced the risk of stroke for some! Research carried out at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh suggests that sunlight on the skin can alter levels of nitric oxide in the blood and skin, reducing blood pressure. However caution is needed as many more longer term studies are needed before clinicians can think about the role of sunlight in causing or treating high blood pressure.


On Friday 10th October 2014 Sylvia, supported by Les, attended the presentation of donations awarded to 24 different charities. Peel Charity Shop kindly included the Manx Stroke Foundation to receive a cheque for 2,000. Sylvia thanked all concerned for their generosity and gave a brief insight into the aims and objectives of our society. A very pleasant morning was enjoyed by about 100 people. Manx Newspapers provided the photograph. Our thanks go to all supporters of Peel Charity Shop, their volunteers and Trustees.

September 2014

Flag Days

A big THANK YOU goes out to all those who helped with the Flag Day collections which raised a fantastic 2,137. This year we collected at Onchan Shoprite for the first time and raised 279 but Port Erin remains the leader having raised 566!


Once again we have had a wealth of donations:

In July 30,993.21 was received from the Estate of Elizabeth Joyce Corlett

142 was donated at Margaret Cubbon’s Wurlitzer concert

Peter Crebbin raised a fantastic total of 2276 doing the Parish Walk

The Income Tax Division presented 500 from their Dress Down Days

Optimus Fiduciaries also donated the proceeds of their Dress Down Days which came to 380

The IOM Embroiderer’s Guild donated 320 raised at their Jean O’Neil Memorial Charity day

Capita Life donated 336.20 following their Casual Clothes day

There are also many small donations made throughout the year and our grateful thanks go to all those who donate.

August 2014

The Manx Stroke Foundation received a cheque for 380 from Optimus Fiduciaries Limited of Castletown. The Foundation were one of three charities chosen to benefit from the staff's dress down days over the year. Gill Titley presented the cheque to Maureen on behalf of the staff.

May 2014

The Isle of Man Federation of Young Farmers presented a cheque for 4,328 to the Manx Stroke Foundation. This fantastic amount is the proceeds of the exit collection from the Youngs Farmers' concerts in March which was matched by the Federation themselves. The photograph shows Maureen collecting the cheque at Glendown Farm in Port St Mary with many of the Young Farmers who performed at the concerts.

April 2014

The Health and Social Services hold a dress down day and donate the collection to a nominated charity . We were the recipients of a 200 cheque this month.

November 2013


Terry has published a little book of his memories of the first fifteen years of the Manx Stroke Foundation. In it we are reminded of how it all began and of all the friends we have made over the years. This is a lovely read for past, present and future members of the Foundation as well as all those who have supported us over the years. You can purchase a copy for just 5 – they will be available at the stroke club or contact Maureen on 824361. All proceeds will go to the Manx Stroke Foundation.

September 2013

Terry's Investiture

On 19th September, Terry, along with his family and friends, attended Government House to receive his British Empire Medal. We are all very proud of Terry and his achievements. Perhaps some of you may have seen Terry’s interview with Paul Moulton on MTV news. He really is a great ambassador for those affected by stroke and the Manx Stroke Foundation. We wouldn’t be where we are today without him!

July 2013


Members are aware that this year Flag collection was spread over 3 Saturdays instead of 2 and this year has proved particularly successful. We raised a total of 2435.26 which is an increase of more than 600 on last year which was a record in itself. So a big THANK YOU goes out to all who volunteered to collect and naturally to the public who donated so generously.

June 2013


What wonderful news to hear that Terry has been honoured with the British Empire Medal. Terry’s hard work, determination and commitment to the Manx Stroke Foundation has now been recognised at the highest level. It is so well deserved and we are all so proud of him. Well done Terry and thank you for all you do for the Manx Stroke Foundation.


Members will be saddened to hear of the death of Dr Edgar Mann who passed away on Friday 21st June in Noble’s Hospital after a long illness. Dr Mann, who had a stroke in 1983, was the first President of the Manx Stroke Foundation and held that role for eight years before handing over to Dr Khuraijam in 2005. Our sincere condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

November 2012


Tia is our youngest member and has been fund raising for us for many years. She started collecting pennies in a jam jar and then did cycle rides, set up stalls in various fairs and is always at hand with her collecting box. At the club meeting on 22nd November Tia set up a stall for us and raised 52.60. Her total to date is a fantastic 1,618.94 - all raised for the Manx Stroke Foundation. Tia is a very special girl and we thank her for all she is doing for us.


We are delighted that Gill Horsey has been appointed as the Specialist Stroke Nurse for the Isle of Man. This appointment will really enhance stroke care in the Isle of Man and Gill will be in the forefront of delivering a high quality of care to those affected by stroke.

September 2012

Darrin Oldam did the Parish walk and managed the 55.5 miles to Andreas. He has donated the 1,155 sponsorship money raised to the Manx Stroke Foundation and presented the cheque at the Stroke Club on 27th September. He did this because his mother had a severed stroke a few years ago and a good friend also has a stroke recently. He is aware of the devastating effects of stroke and wanted to support this charity.

June 2012

The MSF was asked, at very late notice, to join other charities at the NSC to welcome the Olympic Torch on June 2nd. After a frantic phone round the night before, we managed to get a small contingent to ‘fly the flag’ for the Manx Stroke Foundation. We really got caught up in the excitement and it took all our efforts to stop Terry doing a lap of the race track after the torch bearers!

Community Occupational Therapy benefit from Manx Stroke Foundation - click here for more information

December 2011

On the 2nd December committee members Terry Chilcott and Ed Kelly attended Royal Skandia International's Oscar party at the Villa Marina. There entertainment from the Chippendoubles and Oscar presentations to members of staff followed by a two course meal.

Terry was invited on stage to present an Oscar and tell the two-hundred plus crowd more about the foundation and what we do. After all the awards had been presented, a cheque for 2,500 was handed over to Terry and Ed. Royal Skandia raised the money over the year as The Manx Stroke Foundation was Royal Skandia's charity of the year

November 2011

On the 2nd November Terry Chilcott of The Manx Stroke Foundation visited the Manx Telecom head office on Cooil Road Douglas to receive a cheque for 680.00.

The funds were raised at a Social Club Ball in October at the Palace Hotel through members of staff and their partners donating money to a raffle.

On the 3rd November, committee members of the Manx Stroke Foundation visited the physiotherapy gym at Nobles hospital to hand over an exercise bike to patients and staff. The exercise bike was paid for by the Foundation.

Picture caption: L to R - Jim Allen (patient), Terry Chillcot (M.S.F), Jane Bridge (occupational therapist) Christine Wright and Celia Croaker (physiotherapists), Les Quayle and Joan Powell (M.S.F), Graihagh Betteridge (physiotherapist) and Fred Powell and Irene Gardener (M.S.F).

September 2011

St Antony's Church, Onchan, presented a cheque for 552.00 which was raised during the summer months from donations at the after church tea, coffee and light refreshments.

Left to Right. Terry Chilcott, Treasurer MSF, Wendy Stanway, young Kayleigh Smart, Irene Dean, all from St Antony's and Les Quayle, Chairman MSF.

July 2011

On the 11th July Sharif Gomaa, a local sports physiotherapist, took part in the Etape du Tour in France. The 109km course is the amateur sister to the Tour de France and scales three peaks: the 1566m Col du Telegraphe, the 2556m Col du Galibier and the 1850m Alpe d'Huez.

Sharif was cycling to raise awareness of stroke as he recently lost a friend to stroke, Katie Edge, at just 27. He was also raising money for The Manx Stroke Foundation.

June 2011

Careworker Sandra Woods took part in the Parish Walk this year and for the third time walked the 32 miles to Peel. She was raising money for the Manx Stroke Foundation as her mother, Bertha Hughes, unfortunately died of a stroke a few years ago.

Recently Sandra handed over a cheque for 106 to the Manx Stroke Foundation chairman Les Quayle. Additionally, she also handed over a cheque for over 200 in aid of Hospice Care raised at the same time.

Several staff at the DATU Centre (Day Assessment Treatment Unit) and the Anticoagulant Team, on the 29th June, presented Les Quayle and Terry Chilcott of the Manx Stroke Foundation a donation of 322.30

This sum was raised by a sponsored walk in memory of Katie Edge, who died tragically of a stroke in December 2010 aged 27.

Pictured from left to right: Terry Chilcott, Kath Quaggin, Tony Moore, Linda Firth, Fiona Killey, Jean Applegarth, Margaret Collins, Sue Caley, and Les Quayle.

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May 2011

On Monday 20th June, at Skandia House, committee members Les Quayle and Jane Bridge were presentated with a cheque for 2,345 by staff members of Royal Skandia. The amount being presented is the sum of various events Royal Skandia have promoted in memory of the late Katie Edge, together with proceeds of a sponsored walk/run by the Royal Skandia staff (pictured) along Douglas Promenade on May 13th for the same reason.

Pictured left to right: Steve Wood, Hannah McGlone, Jane Bridge, Les Quayle, Kim Herbert, Madie Wood.

April 2011

At the Annual General Meeting on 14 April it was unanimously agreed to remit 10,000.00 to The Stroke Association, London being a grant to be applied to a research programme. The committee duly considered to research programmes existing at the present time and decided to select, ‘The role of the non-affected side of the brain in recovering upper arm and shoulder movements after stroke.’ Update can advise members that that the funds have now been remitted and the committee feel sure that members will agree with the selection of research programme.

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March 2011

On the 16th March Malew Parish Commissioners held their annual Civic Service at the Abbey Church in Ballasalla. The proceeds of the collection this year was in aid of the Manx Stroke Foundation, and Mrs Crellin, Chairman of the Commissioners, presented Mr Terry Chilcott, Treasurer of the Foundation, with a cheque for 501.86.

From left to right:
Brenda Crellin, (Chairman),
Isobel Collister, (Commissioner),
Mr Bob Pilling, (Commissioner),
Barbara Brereton, (Vice-Chairman),
Terry Chilcott (Manx Stroke Foundation),
Mr Geoff Taggart, (Commissioner).

On the 24th March Jane Bridge, representing the Manx Stroke Foundation, received a cheque for 425. The funds were raised from 'meat raffles' held at the Woodbourne Hotel, Douglas and organised by Ann and John Dale over several weeks.

Photo left to right: Ann Dale, Organiser, Jane Bridge, and Jude Maddrell.

February 2011

zurich chequeZurich International presented donations to local charities amounting to 21,000

Manx Stroke Foundation committee member Terry Chilcott can be seen receiving a cheque for 1,500 from Linda Muirhead of Zurich.

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November 2010

tv presentation5Terry Chilcott (left) of The Manx Stroke Foundation visited Ward 7 at Noble's Hospital to present two Duke Oximeters (for reading oxygen saturation level in the blood) to Senior Sister Elaine Quayle (centre). Also present was Catherine Curley (right), Stroke Services co-ordinator, who was visiting the island from Bury.

Another item donated to Ward 7 by The Manx Stroke Foundation, with the assistance of the MEA, was a flat screen TV (pictured).

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August 2010

flag day collection tescoOn the 7th August several volunteers of The Manx Stroke Foundation took collections at various locations around the Island. In total 1581.76 was raised. Well done everyone who helped out.

Shoprite,Ramsey 344.56
Shoprite Vict. Rd.Douglas 383.57
Shoprite Port Erin 369.42
Tesco 162.93
Marks & Spencer 321.28

July 2010

ambulance crewKeeping a check on your blood pressure is one way of preventing a stroke. With this in mind the Manx Stroke Foundation and the Isle of Man Ambulance Service are giving people around the Island the chance to have their blood pressure checked.

On 3rd July in Port Erin 124 people took up this opportunity and in Ramsey on 24th July there were 72 people. In each case two thirds of these were women. A number of people in each town were advised to have a further reading with their GP. There were leaflets on hand with helpful information on how to prevent a stroke.

If you missed the checks in Port Erin or Ramsey you may have another chance to find out your blood pressure readings. Please click here to check when the next event is.

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May 2010

blood pressure checksOn the 8th May The Manx Stroke Foundation, with the aid of Community Nurses, promoted the National Stroke Awareness day (11th May) with free blood pressure checks in Boots, Strand Street, Douglas.

Blood pressure checks were offered to anyone over sixteen years of age and a steady stream of people took up this opportunity. Over one hundred people were tested and thirteen were advised to have further checks because their readings were high. .

If you missed us at Boots you may have another chance to find out your blood pressure readings. Please click here to check when the next event is.

April 2010

cheq presentationSoroptimist International selected three charities to benefit from their efforts during the President's year. The three cheques for 785 each were presented by their president, Mrs Wilma Prentice, to ourselves, IOM Children's Centre and Robert Owen House.

presentation image Manx Stroke Foundation sub-committee members who decided on the design and content of this website presented 100 of B&Q vouchers to Stephen Dawson for his help developing the site. Pictured from left to right; Maureen Redmayne, Stephen Dawson, Edward Kelly and Sharon Craine

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March 2010

cheque presentation image

The Manx Stroke Foundation were the chosen charity to receive a donation of 535, from the Glenfaba Chorale, who held a concert in All Saints Church before Christmas. Committee members Maureen and Terry went to St Johns to collect the cheque.

February 2010

cheque presentation imageCorrin Hall in Peel where they received a cheque for a 1000 from the Peel Charity ShopIn total the Peel Charity Shop presented cheques to the value of 22,000 to several charities. Since formation, the Peel Charity Shop have distributed about half a million pounds to Manx charities.

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