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.

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

Wight Mermaids Gin announced as sponsor for Sail The Wight

sail the wight 2014

Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett from the Isle of Wight Distillery are giving their full support to Sail The Wight.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Do you fancy getting pickled on Sunday?

Pickled onions

Now in its 15th year, the Pickle Wars returns to The Woodvale pub in Gurnard on Sunday 31st January 2015 from noon.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Parish council will ‘step up to the plate’ to safeguard services

20p pieces

The parish council say that if they don't step up to the plate and safeguard services, no one will.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 8:52pm

By Jon Young with 16 readers' comments

Denise’s Rapunzel locks on their way to The Little Princess Trust

denise marsh

Denise Marsh has donated her lovely long locks to The Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who've lost their hair following chemotherapy treatment.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Do you enjoy Isle of Wight beaches? Why not help at this Sunday’s beach clean?

sandown beach clean

This Sunday at Compton there's a chance to find out more about Fracking and the impact it may have on the Isle of Wight, as well as being able to get involved in a beach clean.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 7:50am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Country Market moves to Saturday mornings

Eggs jams and drinks at country market

If you haven't been able to check out the Ventnor Country Market before because you're at work when it's on, the move to Saturday mornings should be welcome news.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 11:09am

By Sally Perry

‘Bart’ remembered at launch of 2016 Great South Run

Ben Ainslie

Most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Ben Ainslie, launches the world’s leading ten mile running event in memory of sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who tragically lost his life in an America's Cup training accident in May 2013.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 8:15am

By Kerry Simpson

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