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.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust welcomes youngest member to Board of Trustees

Ellen MacArthur and new Trustees

In a progressive step the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s Board of Trustees have appointed their first young person in recovery from cancer to the Board, welcoming 21-year-old Claire Amaladoss to the team.

Tuesday, 21st October, 2014 1:48pm

By Jessica Gray

Bids open for youth money in Sandown

Teenagers pumps:

A lack of acceptable bids for youth provision in Sandown means there is now a chance to have a slice of £15,500 grant funding.

Monday, 20th October, 2014 3:38pm

By IW Council Press Office

Facebook auction raising money for ‘Cash for Kids’ charity

Blackman powerbikes women on the coastline

There are some fantastic lots in the online auction that starts at 8pm on Friday.

Monday, 20th October, 2014 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

Riverside Centre transferred to trustees

Riverside IWC comm asset transfer

During the last administration at Isle of Wight council officers instigated moves to try and take the Riverside Centre away from its current use. Today it's been transferred back to the Trust.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 3:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Find out how you can help those who might die as a result of living in a cold home

Radiator :

The Jack Frost Appeal is holding its first annual fundraising supper at The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton on Friday 14th November 2014.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Who wouldn’t want to win up to £5,000?

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and your subscription will help Independent lifeboat services continue to operate.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Schools on the Isle of Wight receive their new Active Kids equipment

Head Master Mr Seaward & PE Teacher Miss Cunningham with the children from Newport C of E Primary.

Sainsbury’s Isle of Wight customers have helped to donate £407,546 worth of Active Kids equipment and experiences across the Isle of Wight since the scheme launched in 2005.

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 3:37pm

By Tanya Blake

Your angels wanted for annual Village of Angels event

Christmas angel

Calling All Island Artists – a chance to spread your wings and create some Christmas Magic!

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 7:38am

By Annabel Clark

Lots going on at Ventnor Library

Ventnor Library:

There's lots on offer at Ventnor Library over the coming weeks. Read on to find out more.

Monday, 13th October, 2014 11:27am

By Jackie McGinty

Friends and family celebrate Kara Rann’s life

Kara Rann :

This afternoon friends and family will be celebrating the life of Kara Rann, who sadly died last month following a motorcycle accident at Pembrey racing circuit.

Friday, 10th October, 2014 2:45pm

By Sally Perry

Lost Pets IOW Facebook group help reunite cat and owner after four years apart

Merlin :

This wonderful story of never giving up hope of being reunited with a lost pet will warm the cockles of your heart.

Friday, 10th October, 2014 11:11am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Island Guides joined 10,000 others at Wembley to see UK stars perform

Girl Guides :

Little Mix, Diversity, Neon Jungle and Union J took to the stage at massive girl-only concert.

Friday, 10th October, 2014 7:56am

By Suzanne Whitewood