The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Farewell Jules, you made such a positive Dent on so many people’s lives

jules dent

There is only one word people use to describe Jules Dent, Legend! Sadly he was taken from us yesterday, but his positive attitude and great spirit will live on in the people whose lives he touched.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 4:06pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Unlocking the potential of accessible and inclusive tourism

ryde castle

Isle Access is a new, community interest company working to promote the Isle of Wight as a destination that is welcoming to everyone. Tickets are available for the first workshop exploring what accessibility and inclusive environments mean.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 7:34am

By Jan Brookes with 6 readers' comments

Charity seeks volunteer treasurer

pen and calculator

If you have the skills and some spare time, this voluntary post could be a really interesting thing to be involved with.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 6:58am

By Lynne Broom

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to bag up to £5k

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Boost for The Martin Poynter Trust thanks to choir’s support

Martin Poynter

Newchurch Male Voice Choir have chosen to support the Martin Poynter Trust in 2016 and helps raise money and awareness for the charity.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 10:27am

By Bob Cooper

‘I’ve got a chainsaw in the boot if that’s any help’

cowleaze tree down Simon Newton Bonchurch Landscapes

A great tale of Simon Newton helping out when a tree came crashing down, blocking the Ventnor to Shanklin road.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Have you seen Taffy the cat? He’s been missing for 18 days

taffy the missing cat

Taffy bolted when being handed over by the vet and still has a drain in his neck following an operation. He was last spotted on 29th January in the Sandy Lane, Blackwater area. Have you seen him?

Monday, 8th February, 2016 10:59am

By Sally Perry

5-16 year olds invited to design ‘Victory Trophies’ for America’s Cup World Series

ben ainslie - princess kate

Young designers aged 5-15 from Hampshire & the Isle of Wight are being invited to help create the official event trophies for this summer's America's Cup in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 10:09am

By Gabriella Southwell

Have you won the Lifeboat Lotto this week?


Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 10:15am

By Sally Perry

Step into spring and organise a Big Bluebell Walk for Canine Partners

Big Bluebell Walk

Step into the beautiful season of spring by organising your own Big Bluebell Walk in aid of assistance dog charity Canine Partners and transform people’s lives.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 10:14am

By Laura Molyneaux

Are you ready to Go Orange?

Go Orange balloons

What are you planning for Go Orange Day? Will you sit in a bath tub of baked beans in order to raise much needed funds for the Isle of Wight's independent lifeboats?

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Volunteer drivers urgently needed for club

iw physically disabled club

Can you spare a few hours every other Saturday to help 'The Isle of Wight Physically Disabled Club' who are looking for volunteer drivers?

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 2:33pm

By Melvin Wilder

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