Hospice Isle of Man
Hospice Isle of Man - Charity
ROBIN GIBB â ELLAN VANNIN (Homecoming mix) re-recorded in conjunction with King Williams College Choir for Hospice Isle of Man
Robin re-recorded the Bee Gee hit single during a trip to the Isle of Man, where he was born and which he still regards as his spiritual home The music legend was so impressed with the work of Hospice Isle of Man he offered to support the charityâs fundraising efforts. He kindly gave his time and amazing vocal skills to record this brand-new version of the Manx traditional song Ellan Vannin, which sets a moving 19th century poem to stirring music.
The song has always been a favourite of the Bee Gees. Robin and his brothers Barry and Maurice, both also born in the Isle of Man.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The single, sponsored by RBS International, is available to download now at www.hospice.org.im or www.dukevideo.com (click 'Download Store' ) and is priced just Â£1.49, with all profits going to the charity.
Hospice Isle of Man looks after over three hundred and fifty patients annually and has been a registered charity on the island since 1983.
All the services provided by Hospice Isle of Man are without charge to both the patients and their families.
The cost of running the service is more than Â£3 million per annum and the income to support this comes from fundraising events, regular donations, regional committees, the Hospice Shops and legacies.
he Hospice Isle of Man is staffed by highly qualified health care professionals who strive to constantly maintain and to improve standards and facilities.
Every year there are over 150 inpatients with an average length of stay of just under 2 weeks. The Day Therapy Unit in the Scholl Centre has more than 1000 attendances per year.
The Hospice at Home service provides nearly 3000 hours for the adults patients allowing them to be nursed at home and 5000 hours for children to help parents have a break from caring.
The Hospice Social Worker has nearly 1400 contacts with families, the Hospice Chaplain has 2000 contacts with patients and their carers and our education department provides nearly 2000 teaching hours.
For a full range of the services on offer and how you could help the Hospice visit http://www.hospice.org.im