St Ninian’s in-school competition

There was a very close competition at St Ninian’s High school yesterday. Following a lot of deliberation by the judges, the last finalist has now been announced, completing the line-up for Finals evening on 30th March. The results were as follows:

Tree Aid: Finalist

The following teams were awarded £150 towards the work of their chosen charity:

Bees Abroad

UK Langa Township pre-school Trust

Bouncing Ball Trust

Well done again to everyone involved. A fitting end to the in-school competitions this year!

Fourth finalist confirmed

We had an amazing in-school competition at Ballakermeen High School last night.

The team representing Advantage Africa were chosen to be the well deserved finalists. All the other teams also produced great presentations and all have been awarded £150 from sponsorship funds for the work of their charities, as listed below:

Seed Madagascar

Cohere Charity


Build it International

Thank you again to everyone involved.

Third finalist confirmed

The third finalist team for this year has been confirmed, following the in-school competition at Castle Rushen High School. Two teams took place in a very close competition.

The results are as follows:

Team representing Hospice Africa – Finalists

Team representing Bees for Development – awarded £150 for the work of the charity from sponsorship funds

Well done to both teams for creating interesting and engaging presentations.

Second finalist announced

There was a very closely run competition at King William’s College on Tuesday evening. It was really interesting to hear the students talk about their charities with such enthusiasm and knowledge. There were some great examples of advocacy as well.

The results were as follows:

Gumboot UK – Finalist

The following teams were awarded £150 for the work of their charities:

Education Saves Lives

Street Child

Pump Aid


Leprosy Mission IOM


Well done again to everyone involved.

First finalists confirmed

We have our first finalist team confirmed, following a very closely-run competition at QEII yesterday afternoon. All the teams explained the work of their charities very well, and there were some great examples of advocacy.

The results are as follows:

Mustard Seed Project – £150 awarded for the work of the charity

Made with Hope – £150 awarded for the work of the charity

International Refugee Trust – Finalist, to compete in the inter-school competition on 30th March at Babbage’s (AFD)

Well done to everyone involved.

Good luck to all teams!

We will shortly be starting the in-school competitions, to decide which teams will be representing their schools at the inter-school final at Babbage’s (AFD), which will be held on the evening of Thursday 30th March. All charities represented by student teams at the in-school competitions will receive money for their work. Good luck to all the teams taking part!

Charity Challenge update

We have an amazing 23 teams this year. Many new charities , with their work focussed in Africa, are participating. There has been a huge amount of engagement and enthusiasm from the school teams, who are now making good progress with awareness raising for their charities and are also starting to put together their presentations, after liaising with the charities to find out more about their work. The next stage, after Christmas, will be the in-school competitions, where teams will be chosen to take part in the Final, which will take place at AFD Software on the evening of the 30th March (more details to be announced nearer the time). Good luck to all the teams and charities taking part!

One World Charity Challenge in full swing!

Most students have now received information about the great charities supported by the One World Charity Challenge this year, and are now busy making their choices! The deadline for charity choice submissions this year is 10th October and charities will be allocated shortly after this.

Good luck!

OWCC Launch 2022-2023

Fantastic news, Charity Challenge 2022-2023 will be going ahead, thanks to our generous new sponsors, Gary and Susan Clueit. The launch will take place soon for Year 12 students in schools around the island.

Fantastic final last night

We had a fantastic final at Babbage’s last night, with a really good turnout despite the weather! It was great to see so many parents there supporting the teams.

All the teams did really well and I would like to congratulate everyone who took part. It has been my privilege to work with all the Charity Challenge teams over the last six months.

The results were as follows:

AFD Award for Advocacy (£1,000 and the AFD Shield for Advocacy): Queen Elizabeth II High School, representing the International Justice Mission.

Equal fourth place (£500): St Nininian’s High School, representing Advantage Africa; Ramsey Grammar School, representing Send A Cow; King William’s College, representing Chance for Childhood.

Third place (£1,750): Castle Rushen High School, representing The Leprosy Mission Isle of Man.

Second place (£2,750): Queen Elizabeth II High School, representing the International Justice Mission.

First place (£5,000 and the Frances Davidson Cup): Ballakermeen High School, representing Play Action International.

Thank you once again to our generous sponsor, AFD Software Ltd, for providing the prize fund and the amazing premises, food and support team that helped the evening to go so well.