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.

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

IW Society for the Blind named as Sainsbury’s charity of the year

Sainsburys - IW Soc of Blind - Charity of the Year

Great news for the IW Society for the Blind as they are named as Newport Sainsbury's charity of the year.

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014 5:07pm

By Tanya Blake

Amazing offer that could see you win up to £5k and help IW charities at same time

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto and you could be in with a chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be supporting these vital charities by doing so.

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014 8:09am

By Sally Perry

Stuart to cycle 450km to Madagascar to help kids in need

Stuart Ward and Lucas on bike:

Stuart plans to cycle 450kms over six days to Madagascar in order to raise much-needed funds for the Cash for Kids charity.

Monday, 4th August, 2014 12:37pm

By Stuart Ward

Michael plans 300ft abseil down the Spinnaker Tower for Ryde Inshore Rescue

Spinnaker Tower:

Later this month, Michael Smith will be abseiling 300 feet down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise money for Ryde Inshore Rescue.

Monday, 4th August, 2014 12:10pm

By Michael Smith

Harbour Master and team shedding pounds for pounds

Wet wheels diet Chris Westcott, Ginny McKee, Gus Watson, John Plumbly and Tim Adams

If you are harbouring secret thoughts of munching tasty doughnuts in Yarmouth this summer, you had better steer clear of the Harbour Office.

Friday, 1st August, 2014 7:12am

By Geoff Holt