Rounders Tournament raises £7,000 to help local children

 

The winning team Scoill yn Jubilee ‘One Hit Wonders’ pic: Kim Tastagh

A total of 340 people played a competitive night of rounders games in The Children’s Centre’s ever popular annual rounders tournament, which raised £7,000 and was sponsored by PwC Isle of Man.

Held at Vagabond’s Rugby Club, this year’s tournament saw thirty-four teams participate from a range of organisations and businesses across the Island. The event sold out quickly, with team entries already on the books for 2023’s tournament.

‘One Hit Wonders’ – a mix of teachers from Scoill yn Jubilee – were crowned tournament champion, with PwC in close second place as runner’s up.

The Children’s Centre is a local charity helping children, young people and families on the Island when they are faced with challenges in their lives. The event proceeds will provide funding to support over 60, 3 hour, 1 to 1 sessions working directly with a child or young person who is struggling with behavioural, learning or emotional wellbeing issues. 

Jane Howland, Fundraiser for The Children’s Centre told B365: ‘It was another fabulous evening at our annual rounders tournament and we would like to congratulate Scoill yn Jubilee on their victory! 

‘Despite a COVID curve ball at the eleventh hour with two teams having to drop out, we were delighted that thirty-four teams competed and most importantly, generated £7,000 to support our local services helping make the Isle of Man a safe and progressive community. 

‘A big thank you to those who helped on the night, the rounders teams and PwC Isle of Man for their continued involvement. Their sponsorship covers the event’s organisational costs, allowing all proceeds to go directly to the support we provide to children, young people and families at The Children’s Centre.’

Paul Jones, Corporate Responsibility Lead at PwC Isle of Man, told B365: ‘The Children’s Centre is an invaluable local resource and we’re delighted to have had the opportunity to sponsor for another year. 

‘Although it was our fifth year as sponsor, it was our first year seeing a PwC team come so close to winning!

‘Making a positive impact in the world is important to us and the rounders tournament is a great opportunity for our team to give back to the local community.’

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