We’re very giving

Islanders are incredibly charitable, perhaps it because of the strong community spirit. A week doesn’t go by without several features about Islanders trying to raise awareness or money for a charity.

They try all sorts of crazy challenges that capture the interest of others and help the cause. If you have some charitable news to share, get in touch.

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat features in new Lloyds advert

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

It's great to hear that this vital charity based on Sandown has been chosen to feature in a new ad for Lloyds Bank.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Find out how you could win up to £5,000 and support local charities

Find out how you could win up to £5,000 and support local charities

This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 9:00am

By Sally Perry

Enjoy The Hambrough’s spring themed lunch whilst supporting local charity

Hambrough - dessert

After a successful debut event last October, The Hambrough will be hosting their second fine dining fundraising lunch at speech and language school, St Catherine’s in Ventnor on 18th May 2014.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 3:06pm

By Susan Graves

Find out how to take part in the End 2 End (and back again) challenge

End to End

End 2 End (and back again) is a 92km off road cycling challenge, in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, that covers the breadth of the Isle of Wight between Culver Down and Alum Bay.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 12:36pm

By Jax Jones

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Have you got an Easter Bunny costume you can lend to the Hospice?

Easter Bunny Costume

None of the costume hire shops are willing to donate the costume for the day, so the Hospice are hoping that OnTheWight readers might be able to help.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

The Phoenix Choir return to Holy Trinity Bembridge

Phoenix Choir:

The Phoenix Choir will be performing at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 26th April commencing at 7.30pm.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 9:12am

By Robin Burnett

Friends launch 1,000 signatures in 100 days petition to Save Frank James

Frank James Hospital:

The petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to serve a Statutory Repairs Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes has already gathered over 500 signatures online.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 8:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 4 readers' comments

Remember 80s Isle of Wight band, Bobby I Can Fly?

Bobby I can fly

Tonight's 30th anniversary gig is sold out, but you can taste a piece of 80s Island band, Bobby I Can Fly, once again if you buy their charity CD.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 10:55am

By Paul Armfield

Don’t forget Puckaster Benefit Gig on Saturday night

The Ohmz

It'll be great to see everyone come together tomorrow night for the Puckaster Benefit Gig. Live music and magical entertainment all aiming to raise money for the victims of the fire.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Karen’s 240 mile cycle ride in memory of dad, Alan Webb

Karen Smith;

The cycle challenge that Karen is taking part in will see her cycle from London to Paris in September.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 10:44am

By Sally Perry

Easter Bonnet Parade at Bembridge Library

Among the highlights of this year’s Easter Coffee Morning to be held at Bembridge Community Library on Saturday 12 April from 10am to noon will be an Easter Bonnet Parade by children from Bembridge Primary School.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 12:14pm

By Richard Beet