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.

Memorial Ploughing Match raises over £5k for Hospice

Hospice ploughing match cheque 2015

This year’s Memorial Ploughing Match has raised a fantastic £5,400 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 11:31am

By Lisa Wardle

Competition to design starting flag for Pearl Izumi cycle race

Pearl Izumi starting point of race:

Primary Schools on the Isle of Wight are being invited to design the starting flag to be used in the Pearl Izumi Race that takes place in Ryde on 14th May.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 11:26am

By IW Council Press Office

Improve your health and well-being through singing lessons

Hospice signing group

Earl Mountbatten Hospice is starting a series of new singing sessions as part of its programme of social activities, designed to improve health and general wellbeing.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 11:04am

By Lisa Wardle

Official photographers needed for Walk the Wight

Walk the Wight

Are you a photographer who can help out the Hospice during Walk the Wight on 10th May? They need volunteer official photographers.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 7:40am

By Lisa Wardle with 9 readers' comments

Another break-in revealed at Frank James gathering

Frank James Hospital with blossom

The Friends gathered on Saturday and were able to welcome two of the prospective parliamentary candidates.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 11:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 3 readers' comments

50+ volunteers collect 22 black bags of rubbish on beach

East Cowes Beach Clean

Well done to all the volunteers who took part in the East Cowes beach clean at the weekend.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 9:46am

By Michael Douse with 5 readers' comments

Another successful litter pick in Bembridge

Bembridge litter pick apr 2015

Well done to all who took part. Volunteers always needed.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 4:12pm

By Jacqui McDade with one comment

Newport PC donate towards essential equipment for WightSAR

WIghtSAR cheque presentation Newport Parish Council

At a recent Newport Parish Council meeting a presentation was made by two members of WightSAR (Isle of Wight Search and Rescue).

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 10:03am

By Maxine Yule

Find out how you can support Independent Lifeboats all year round

20 pound notes :

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, 22nd April, 2015 7:06am

By Sally Perry

Fancy taking part in the British 10k London Run?

London 10k run:

St Catherine’s School in Ventnor are recruiting enthusiastic fundraisers to join its team of runners for the British 10k London Run. Fancy it?

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 4:50pm

By Susan Graves

Over £4,000 raised for Island causes at Prince and Princess Ball

Prince and Princess Ball 2015 :

Well done to organisers of this event, the proceeds of which will benefit some great Isle of Wight charities.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 10:20am

By Michaela White

Celebrate NHS Action Day at former hospital

Frank James Memorial Hospital - via Wikipedia

Why not pop over to the former Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday afternoon to see what the Friends have been up to and join in NHS Action Day celebrations.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 9:39am

By Tanja Rebel