Kerroogarroo is a large earthwork fort, with moat, erected in the mid 17th Century by James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, a staunch Royalist, as part of the Islands defences against Parliamentarian attack. Other examples of fortifications put in place during this period include the fort at St Michael’s Isle and at Gob ny Rona guarding Ramsey bay. The fort provides a good vantage point over the flat northern plains of the Island and has bastions at each of the four corners. The bastions project out from the main structure and provide a platform to fire from and defend the adjacent slopes. A geophysical survey has recently been carried out on the monument and this may reveal more information about the use of the fort.
In 2011 PwC teamed up with the Manx Wildlife Trust to assist them in renovating the visitors centre in the Northern most tip of the island (the point of ayre). The Ayres visitor centre and nature trail is an important stretch of low-lying sand dune coastline, great for walking and bird watching.
In 2012 the PwC staff filled, wrap and send 21 shoe boxes packed full of goodies to children overseas as a little Christmas gift for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Rebecca House is the children’s wing in the Hospice, Isle of Man. It is a purpose-built facility that opened in November 2007 and it provides respite, palliative and end of life care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions from birth to 18 years. Rebecca House offers a safe haven and a home from home environment in which physical, emotional, recreational and spiritual care is offered and implemented in a way appropriate to the child and their family.
Over the past 2 year PwC have raised over £500 for Rebecca house. The pinnacle of the Hospice Week activities is the staff cake competition.
PwC not only support charities but also the staff in their pursuits outside of work. Helene Quaye approached the PwC partners in 2011 to ask for assistance with sponsoring her much loved netball team "Manx Gems". The partners duly obliged and were rewarded in 2012/13 when the "PwC Rubies" won the Scottish Provident Winter League Division 1 Championship
PwC not only support charities but also the staff in their pursuits outside of work. Mark is a keen biker and has been racing on the amateur club circuit on the Isle of Man and in England since 2011.
The Partners have very kindly agreed to sponsor Mark is his quest for speed.
"This event will uniquely involve each and every guest as they participate in the "QUESTION OF SPORT" Quiz, held in association with PwC Isle of Man. The Sporting & Dining Club is well established local provider of Sporting dinners, and the addition of ‘Question of Sport’ to our annual event calendar, will allow us to further support deserving causes, whilst executing our own core competence of corporate hospitality, enabling each of our guests to experience a first class evening of entertainment".
Since the untimely death of our much admired PwC colleague Mark Freeman, who tragically lost his battle with Leukaemia aged 50 on 10th August 2010, former colleagues and current staff members take part in the Parish Walk to remember him and raise money for various Manx charities. Previously we have raised money for Manx Cancer Help and this year we have chosen the Manx Stoke Foundation.
Mark joined the firm in October 2005 and was a fantastic man who loved life and particularly sports. He completed the London Marathon in 2003 and took part in the Parish Walk for 11 consecutive years; finishing in 2004 and 2007.
"The Mark Freeman trophy" has been donated by his widow Carina and will be awarded to the member of staff who best demonstrates the values that Mark aspired to, being personal achievement, teamwork and having fun.
Senior Partner Ian Clague said: "I should stress that this isn't necessarily about the fastest time or longest distance, it’s about collectively doing something worthwhile and enjoyable together for a fondly remembered colleague."
The Parish Walk team raised £750 in 2013 for Manx Stroke Foundation, £1,100 for Manx Blind Welfare in 2012 and £2,960 for Manx Cancer Help in 2011.
Race the Sun is now in its 6th year and has raised over £40,000. This money will go directly to supporting vulnerable children and young people on the Isle of Man.
Race the Sun is a relay race like no other. The task is simple; starting at sun rise your team must complete a lap of the dramatic 100 mile Island coastal footpath before the sun sets. Split into 10 demanding sections, the course follows the Raad ny Foillan, a stunning coastal footpath with significant height gain.
The Isle of Man Bank Santa dash is an annual event run the week before Christmas to raise money for local charities. For the past 3 years PwC have entered and raised in excess of £1,500 for various Isle of Man based charities such as The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Various sporting events throughout the Summer months involving staff and alumni. Everything from beach rugby to business league hockey.