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.

Check out this brilliant Christmas single produced for Kissypuppy

Xmas single for kissypuppy - open

We reckon that 'Winter Wonderland' by the V-Dub Island All Stars is going to be the most played Christmas single on the Isle of Wight next month.

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 10:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Vote today to help Bembridge secure new outdoor gym for community

Fan of 20 pound notes

Bembridge is up against Bournemouth in the ITV People's Milions hoping to win a £50,000 grant for a new outdoor gym. Your vote today will count.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 10:33am

By Emma Goldring with 6 readers' comments

Loved ones to be remembered as Island hosts Lights of Love events

Candles

Friends and relatives will have the chance to remember and commemorate lost loved ones at this year’s Lights of Love events organised in support of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 8:07am

By Lisa Wardle

This week’s Lifeboat Lotto numbers revealed – have you won?

This week’s Lifeboat Lotto numbers revealed – have you won?

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, 26th November, 2014 7:20am

By Sally Perry

Sophie’s ‘Butterfly Garden’ to open at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Sophie Rolf

The new playground for Island children and young people needing Hospice care will be a fitting tribute to Sophie Rolf who sadly passed away last year.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 8:01am

By Lisa Wardle

Prison recycling initiative helps bag Hospice support

Pete Tarrent at Prison with Hospice Bags

Prisoners at HMP Isle of Wight have been putting their time to good use making recycled, branded bags for Earl Mountbatten Hospice shops.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 7:12am

By Lisa Wardle

County training for Girlguiding leaders – Let’s have an adventure

Girlguiding training with Sallie

Over 70 volunteer Guiders and helpers from Girlguiding Isle of Wight attended the annual County training recently with the various events covering a full day's training and based on the theme of 'Let's Have An Adventure'

Monday, 24th November, 2014 11:43am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Your vote for the Cowes Sea Cadets could boost their coffers

Cowes Sea Cadets poppies

Cowes Sea Cadets are in with a chance of winning £300 which will be used to maintain and prepare watercraft over the winter months ready for training Cadets on the water in the Spring time.

Monday, 24th November, 2014 9:55am

By Sally Perry

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 5 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 5 readers' comments