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Charity takes delivery of minibus

Manx Telecom has handed over a new minibus to the Isle of Man Children's Centre.

The 12 seater vehicle, with wheelchair access, was paid for through a series of fundraising events organised by the company's staff throughout the year.

That made a total of £16,000 which was doubled when parent company O2 matched the amount contributed by their Manx based colleagues.

The bus will be put to great use, transporting youngsters to 'Adventure Days' organised by the Children's Centre, around the Island.

The centre runs a scheme called Out2Play which offers thousands of children the chance to take part in outdoor play days during the school holidays.

The money raised also covered the cost of a full-time Out2Play worker for a year and a branded transit van to ferry play equipment to and from the various Out2Play venues.

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