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.

There’s always lots going on at Ventnor Library

Storytime reading

As well as new titles each week, there's always lots going on at Ventnor Library.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 3:48pm

By Jackie McGinty

Take part in the MacMillan Big Coffee Morning

MacMillan Coffee Morning

There are several fundraising coffee morning events taking place across the Island you can support on 26th September. More listings are likely to be added nearer the time.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Special butterflies marking the life of Sophie Rolf to be sold to Bestival-goers

Kissy Puppy Shop Window

The butterflies have been created to mark the life of Sophie Rolf who sadly passed away in 2013.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:55pm

By Katie Radburn

Find out how you can get involved in the next Push the Wight event

Push the Wight 2012

The major fundraising event takes place on 21st September. Read on to find out how you can help ship second-hand medical equipment and mobility aids to hospitals in Moldova.

Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 10:18am

By Victoria Dunford

Emma Cotton from Sainsbury’s in Newport becomes a Local Hero

Sainsburys staff:

Emma Cotton from Sainsbury’s, Newport Isle of Wight has given up her time to volunteer as part of the Local Heroes scheme.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 10:23am

By Tanya Blake

Work on new KissyPuppy playground to start at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Sophie Rolf Playground:

The creation of a brand new children’s play area at Earl Mountbatten Hospice (EMH) has taken a big step forward with the signing of the contract to build the facility.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 10:12am

By Erika Campbell-Burt

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, 20th August, 2014 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Sandpooling Success at Ryde Pier with Under the Pier event

Under the pier event - aug 2014

Around 130 people joined Spectrum's Natural Wight and the team from Arc on Tuesday 12th August for Under the Pier, a gloriously sunny afternoon ‘sand-pooling’ under the iconic Ryde Pier!

Friday, 15th August, 2014 9:38am

By Claire Hector

Find out how to win up to £5k and help local independent lifeboats

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, 13th August, 2014 7:26am

By Sally Perry

Special Kay calls time on Hospice volunteering – at the age of 90

Kay Lang - Hospice Volunteer

After a quarter of a century volunteering with Earl Mountbatten Hospice (EMH), nonagenarian Kay Lang is to take a well-earned retirement.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 11:20am

By Erika Campbell-Burt

Newport residents consulted with tea and cake

Tansys Pantry at Newport Consultation Day

Newport Parish Council tried a novel method of consulting with the residents by offering free tea and cake on a bus!

Friday, 8th August, 2014 10:23am

By Maxine Yule with 7 readers' comments

Hospice sails to victory in cardboard boat race

Cardboard boat race

Earl Mountbatten Hospice sailed to victory winning The Southern Cooperative/UKSA Cowes Cardboard boat race on Sunday (3rd August) as well as the award for the best boat.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 1:11pm

By Erika Campbell-Burt