The Thousla Cross Trust

The Thousla Cross Trust is a Registered Charity with the Board of Rushen Parish Commissioners as Trustees.

Black and white photo of the Thousla Cross
The cross, originally erected on Thousla Rock, can be
seen to the south of the car park at the Sound.

The Trust was set up to provide sponsorship for young people in the Parish of Rushen to enable them to undertake sailing training on a tall ship – the Greater Manchester Challenge. This not only teaches the children to sail but is also character building and encourages them to work together as a team.

The Trust has also provided financial assistance to organisations in the Parish for the benefit of young people. These include the Rushen Silver Band, and the First Rushen Scouts.

Donations have been made to the three local primary schools which children from various parts of Rushen attend. Rushen Primary School has been given a donations towards play and garden equipment, Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey donations towards their library and play equipment and Arbory Primary School donations for various school projects.

Castle Rushen High School have carried out a number of beach cleaning activities at Bay ny Carrickey and have received donations towards their Rugby and Netball Tours to South Africa and Australia.

Donations have also been made to Port Erin Commissioners’ towards children’s books for the library and the fireworks display.

Funds are raised through the holding of various events, including a Summer Fair and Winter Concert, and the sale of a very informative book written by John Rimmington on the Meayll Peninsula, which includes a walking guide.

Any young people living in the Parish of Rushen would like to apply for financial help towards a project should contact any Commissioners or the Clerk – Phil Gawne on 834501.