GUYS! It’s November! We’ve dived headfirst into the 11th month of the year, seriously tho – wasn’t it just June?!
October was filled with some gloriously autumnal days, and QUITE A FEW POSITIVES. Here’s your Good News round up for the Isle…
Last month, George completed his (second!) 12-day challenge to raise awareness of male suicide. George set himself the task of cycling 84 miles a day, consecutively for 12 days straight – and he absolutely smashed it!
The numbers here are SO important, as they represent the 84 men a week (or 12 males every day) that commit suicide in the UK. To date, he’s raised an INCREDIBLE £12,000 for the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Huge congrats George, from all of the team at Gef ❤️
If you’d like to donate to George’s cause, you can do so here.
The Peaky Finders
You may remember back in August we covered the story of ‘The Peaky Finders’, 6 local lads who decided to raise a load of money for various charities on the Island. They went on to complete the Three Peak Challenge in the UK within a V impressive 24 hours!
They dropped us a message recently to say the total funds raised was a WHOPPING £9,000. Amazing work guys!
Abortion Reform Bill Passed
A momentous day for the Island, as news broke on the 30th October that the Abortion Reform Bill had been passed in the House of Keys with only 3 minor amendments.
You can follow the full updates at the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation IOM Facebook Page.
Baby Meerkats born at Wildlife Park
Last month, there were 3 cute AF new arrivals at the Wildlife Park…baby Meerkats!
Just look at them!
Image credit: Curraghs Wildlife Park Facebook Page.
The Free Little Library Launched
During #LibrariesWeek last month, a new initiative called the ‘Free Little Library’ was launched in Nobles Park Tot Lot.
It provides free access to both children’s and adult books. Anyone passing can take a book to read, or leave a new one for someone else to find. Go and pay it a visit!
Image credit: The Henry Bloom Noble Library Facebook Page