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.

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 - Shalfleet.net 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

Local community comes together and saves Ryde Arena Ice Rink saved from closure

Saved our rink

Congratulations are in order for all those who worked so hard to save the venue from closure. Well done to you all.

Sunday, 19th April, 2015 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ben Ainslie Racing team set to run the London Marathon for the 1851 Trust

Ben Ainslie Racing LM training

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team members will spring into action later this month to take part in the first fundraising initiative of 2015; running the London Marathon on behalf of the team's official charity, the 1851 Trust.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 10:30am

By Sally Perry

All welcome to celebrate Jack Tait’s life at funeral

Jack Tait - playing trombone in Spyglass

We expect there will be people from around the Isle of Wight who will want to head to Ventnor next week to pay their respects to the much-loved musician, Jack Tait.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 10:13am

By Sally Perry

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, 15th April, 2015 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Had a spring clean? Why not sell your unwanted treasures at mini flea market

flea market items for sale

There are spaces left at mini-flea market this Saturday if you have items you want to sell. If you know a busker who might want to play for donations to add some atmosphere, do pass this on to them.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 3:31pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Yacht Haven managing director tackles 65 mile charity ride

Jon Pridham - cycling Challenge

Keen biker and managing director of Cowes Yacht Haven, Jon Pridham, took on The Big Green Dean & Reddyhoff Portland Marina Cycle last week (10 April) in the name of charity.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 10:45am

By Laura Downton