The sun shone and a fantastic fun day was had by all at the Isle of Man Creamery Charity Open Day on Sunday, 20th May 2012.
The action-packed day included the popular Creamery Tours, Cheese Sampling of our award-winning cheeses including two new cheeses – Mature Cheddar with Bushy’s Ale & Mustard and Mature Cheddar with Okells Aile & Chipotle Chilli, Manx produce from local producers, candy floss, a BBQ and, of course, our delicious milkshakes.
Children were able to take part in butter making and cheese making demonstrations and also got the chance to milk our new life-size model milking cow! There was plenty of fun for everyone including face painting, go karts, bouncy castle, rodeo bull, giant slide, playbus, sumo wresting and dancing from the Onchan Entertainers.
Paul McCann, Lead Nurse at the Special Care Baby Unit said “we were absolutely delighted that the Creamery choose to support the Special Care Baby Unit with the proceeds of the Open Day and would like to thank all those staff involved for all their hard work. In addition we would like to thank all the members of the public who attended the day and generously supported the Creamery in their effort to raise funds for the Unit.”
Jackie Mitchell, Marketing Executive at the Creamery said “This year’s Open Day was the busiest ever and an amazing £2,684 was raised for the Creamery’s chosen charity this year – The Special Care Baby Unit. Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the Creamery and supported our Open Day and to all the staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make the day such a huge success”.
The work undertaken at the Special Care Baby Unit is very specialised and unfortunately very, very expensive. However, generous donations help the Unit staff to provide the most appropriate contemporary care necessary here on the island. The fantastic amount of £2,684 will go towards purchasing new specialised equipment to help our most critically ill newborn infants.