WightAID

WightAID launched on the 14th September 2016 spearheaded by Geoff Underwood, owner of local technology firm IFPL and President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Wight AID’s trustees are all local business leaders: Bestival founder Rob da Bank, Claire Willis MD from Isle of Wight Radio, local artist Brian Marriott, Steve Porter of Steve Porter Transport, Sue Lucas Partner at Moore Stephens and Partner Nick Hessey from Glanvilles.

Below are some of the articles mentioning WightAID.

Art exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital is the latest addition to Operation Geranium

Geranium Art Project and Steve Double

The exhibition at St Mary's hospital is the latest element of Operation Geranium and features artworks by the likes of My Dog Sighs, Tony Trowbridge and Rhys Ifans

Monday, 6th July, 2020 5:41pm

By Steve Double

No Isle of Wight family will go without food or shelter over next three months say charities

Geoff Underwood head shot

All groups share a common vision – that no family on the Isle of Wight will go without food or shelter over next three months

Monday, 6th April, 2020 10:29am

By Gavin Foster

All profits from Isle of Wight Festival special edition T-shirts to help Islanders

IW fest t-shirts 2020

ALL profits from t-shirt sales will be distributed by WightAID to charities tackling food poverty, domestic abuse and assisting those experiencing social isolation on the Island

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 5:20pm

By Katie Baptie

Call to Isle of Wight businesses to support frontline charities

support button on computer keyboard

The chairman of WightAid says, "As we enter a period of considerable difficulty, it is even more important than ever for us to stay together and support those most in need"

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 3:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

100 Isle of Wight charities and organisations receive share of £300,000 through WightAID

WightAid beneficiaries in June

In just three years, almost £300,000 has been granted to Isle of Wight charities and organisations who work to improve the lives of Island people

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:27am

By Becky Storey

£55k grant from Biffa to ‘Wrap up the skateboarding barn’

Before work starts at st marks barn

The Barn which houses John Cattle's Skateclub, also welcomes birthday parties, Morris Dancers and groups for children and the elderly to meet in a warm, comfortable environment to enjoy activities, conversation and fellowship.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 5:40pm

By Ed Hopper

Don’t miss out on the ‘Five steps to £500’ initiative

fifty pound notes

£500 is at lower end of grants available through WightAID, but could be just what you need to kick start your project.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 5:03pm

By Becky Storey

WightAID team up with Nettlecombe Farm to provide free stay for Isle of Wight family

nettlecombe farm - lamb being given milk

A family from the Isle of Wight with children who have autism enjoyed a free five-day break thanks to Nettlecombe Farm.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 4:28pm

By Becky Storey

Isle of Wight community safety charity picks up support from WightAid

Blue Lamp Trust and Wight Aid Van

Supported by the emergency services and local authorities, The Bobby Scheme provides a free service to elderly and vulnerable people, particularly victims of burglary and domestic violence, by promoting crime prevention and fire safety initiatives.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 9:20am

By Bill Young with one comment

Rock for Good returns to Ryde with eight hours of live music

rock for good poster

Rock for Good returns to Ryde next week, when a whole host of live acts perform at Coburg's in Ryde to help raise money for WightAID.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:24am

By Joshie Adams

Yokogawa Marex named Isle of Wight Business of the Year

Newport - Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence 2018. IW Chamber Business of The Year - Yokogawa Marex, from left, sponsor Fran Collins from Red Funnel with Pasquale Paolone, Wayne Matthews, Andy Bloodworth, Steve Hargreaves, Yasuyuki Komiya and IW Chamber Chief Executive Steven Holbrook.

Congratulations to all the businesses who were nominated and especially those who picked up awards at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 3:33pm

By Tom Stroud with 2 readers' comments