The John Hemensley Memorial Fund



John sadly passed away suddenly in December 2006 and so Hemensleys Pharmacy has set up the John Hemensley Memorial Fund which aims to support a number of causes which were close to John's heart:

  • The Rob Vine Fund which provides up to date medical equipment for the TT race helicoptor
  • The Isle of Man Diabetic Centre, to supply equipment for their training room which is used by both nurses and medical students
  • The Manx Anti Cancer Association
  • The Alzeihmer's Research Association

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If you wish to find out more or donate you can do so over the counter in the pharmacy or here. 

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Donations given through the website are collected by PayPal which is secure although the Fund has to pay a 6% administration fee. You don't need a PayPal account, all major credit and debit cards are accepted.  If you prefer you can send cheques payable to Hemensleys Pharmacy to Ian (please specify on the back of the cheque that it is for the John Hemensley Memorial Fund)
Thank you


A likeable, extremely friendly and ever-reliable gentleman, John will be known to many people in central and upper Douglas as the chemist on Windsor Road.

He took over the business from his father several decades ago and only in the last few years handed over the reins to his son Ian. 

But John remained heavily involved in the business, indeed he never retired and still helped Ian with the preparation of prescriptions up until shortly before being admitted to hospital in mid-November 2006 suffering with a throat problem. His stay in hospital was only brief and his death was sudden and unexpected

John was equally amiable in sport. He loved his badminton, was an avid follower of the TT and a committed Evertonian. John was for many years the linkman between the Isle of Man Badminton Association and the local media, compiling reports for the Green Final, the Manx Star in the 1970s and in latter years the Manx Independent. He also supplied regular round-ups of the action for Manx Radio.

A member of the IoM Badminton Association executive for many years, the president since May 2002, he was also an Island selector alongside his good friend Frank Anderson for a decade or so in the late 1980s early 1990s.

The John Hemensley Memorial Fund has been set up to raise money in John's memory for causes which were close to his heart. Already donations have been made to Nobles Hospital Diabetes Centre and the Isle of Man Motorsport Helicopter Funds.



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