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.

Junior rowers cycle the Island to raise money for new minibus

ssrc - cycling around the island

Show your support for these young rowers, who are cycling around the Isle of Wight today to help raise money for a new minibus.

Saturday, 22nd November, 2014 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

A good turn done to help Isle of Wight blind residents

Sainsburys staff:

Staff from Sainsbury’s Regional Youth Team volunteered their time last weekend to paint the office of The Isle of Wight Society for the Blind headquarters in Carisbrooke Road.

Friday, 21st November, 2014 4:07pm

By Tanya Blake

Disabled girl devastated at loss of cuddly owl – have you seen it?

Missing owl

This cuddly toy means to world to a young disabled girl on the Island. Have you seen him?

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 5:23pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bone marrow match desperately sought for Island baby

Pledge for Perri -

15 month year old Perri has Leukaemia and her family are desperately seeking a bone marrow match to help save her life.

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 3:46pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Creating exciting opportunies for young girls on the Isle of Wight

Girlguiding and DofE awards day :

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award teams has been working with IW Girlguiding to help create fantastic outcomes for young girls on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 9:04am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Are you getting involved in the 1,000 Plus Project?

1000 in light traced writing:

Joy hopes that the initiative will bring together and celebrate third sector groups that come together on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 1:03pm

By A Roving Reporter with 2 readers' comments

All hands to the deck appeal for skatepark repairs next Saturday

Ventnor Skatepark

If you can lend a hand, it will be greatly appreciated next Saturday.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 8:36am

By Julia Aratoon

Will you be doing the Christmas Charity Shop Challenge?

Christmas present

Spend or donate a little and make a BIG difference to The Salvation Army this Christmas.

Friday, 14th November, 2014 3:09pm

By Jane Atkinson with 2 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal returns

Christmas Toy Appeal - Deborah and Daniel Rooke and Barnadoes

You can help make Christmas special for a huge number of underprivileged kids by donating a toy or gift (or cash) to the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal. Donations accepted between now and 12th December.

Friday, 14th November, 2014 8:01am

By Sally Perry

Friends appeal for artifacts or photos of Frank James

Frank James Memorial Hospital - via Wikipedia

Yet another break-in was reported this week, strengthening the importance of compiling a record of photographs and artifacts from the former hospital.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 3:23pm

By Joshua Aitken-Dunkeld with 2 readers' comments

Santas get ready to dash on Ryde Esplanade


Now is the time to register for what has become one of the biggest festive spectacles on the Island – the annual Santa Dash in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 9:14am

By Sally Perry

Find out how you can help the Island’s inshore rescue teams

Ryde Inshore Rescue

You could win up to £5,000 by taking part in the the Independent Lifeboat Lotto and for less than a tenner a month, you'll be helping the Island's inshore rescue teams too.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 7:11am

By Sally Perry