Our Charity

We provide young people aged 11- 18 somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. The project has been well attended by young people since its inception and operates drop-in sessions through-out the week. Our charity aims to be accessible by all young people and as a positive distraction from anti-social behaviour.

This comfortable, relaxed setting provided by a truly unique facility helps strengthen the professional relationship between the young people and youth workers. This leads to young people confining more openly with their youth workers, who in turn are able to offer advice and guidance on current issues affecting their lives in order for a young person to make a more informed decision.

The charity functions under a voluntary management committee who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the young people in our community.

Committee Executives

Martin Macfarlane, Chairman
As an experienced youth worker who grew up in Onchan, Martin brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the table and actively visits Kenyon's during opening hours to gain the most current understanding of what our young people require from us. Outside of Kenyon's and other youth work commitments, Martin is an IT professional.

Voirrey Kennaugh, Secretary
As Youth Officer for the Department of Education and Children's Youth Service, Voirrey has responsibility for projects in the East of island including the staffing of Kenyon's Café.

Paul Ellison, Treasurer
Paul is very organised and assists greatly, not only as Treasurer, but also with day to day tasks that are required to keep Kenyon's running smoothly.

Committee Members

Peter KarranTim NortonJackie FisherAndy Macfarlane


Peter Karran
Peter has been involved in Manx politics for 30 years and established the concept of Kenyon’s Café after he identified the need for a dedicated facility for the young people of the village. Prior to Peter’s political career he was a joiner and youth worker.

Rev. Clive Burgess
Reverend Burgess is the Vicar of St Peter's Church, Onchan.