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Hospice colour event dulled by bill

Mayor and Mayoress of Douglas John and Gill Skinner

Charity facing council clean-up charge

Bosses at the Island's hospice are disputing a bill from Douglas council, for cleaning up after a public event in the capital.

Colour Me Rainbow proved a big hit with supporters in July, and raised around £10,000 for the charity at Douglas carnival.

But the council was left to mop up the mess left by coloured powder paint strewn on the road - and now the hospice has been sent a £830 bill. 

The charity says cleaning costs were never mentioned by the council before the event - and haven't been charged in the past.

Douglas Borough Council has not commented on the matter.

Head of income generation at the hospice Mary Doyle says they are reluctant to spent money donated by the public:


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