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.

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

WightAID donation boosts Coastal Four boat-building project

Geoff Underwood, Trustee of Wight Aid present the grant cheque to Ryde R. C. Captain Graham Reeve and Club President Pete Allsopp. L to R Graham Reeve, Geoff Underwood, Pete Allsopp

Ryde Rowing Club – in conjunction with the Isle of Wight boat builders AB Composites – will build a new mould for a Coastal Four, allowing IW rowing clubs the chance to have competitive racing Coastal Fours built on the Island.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 9:11am

By Steve Bull

WightAID helps 64 charities in less than two years

cheque presentation

With the support of Isle of Wight Businesses, WightAID has been able to help 64 charities in less than two years, with over £186,000 being granted.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:02am

By Becky Storey

More Isle of Wight charities benefit from Wight AID funding

iow pony club

Wight AID is pleased to announce two more two local charities who have this month received funding.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:08pm

By Becky Storey

WightAID donates £10,000 to Isle of Wight charities

blue seas protection

Thanks to donations to Wight AID from IFPL, Westridge Limited, Rouse Limited, Glanvilles and public donations, Wight AID is pleased to announce the three local charities who have received funding.

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 11:06am

By Rachel O’Rourke

Isle of Wight charities benefit from Wight AID grants

ten pound notes

Thanks to donations to Wight AID from IFPL, Westridge Limited, Rouse Limited, Glanvilles and public donations, three local charities have benefited from funding.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 1:05pm

By Rachel O’Rourke

WightAid Foundation spreads the love

pride on appley beach with logo

Three more organisations on the Isle of Wight have benefited from donations from the WightAID Foundation.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 3:26pm

By Rachel O’Rourke

£20k boost for Isle of Wight charities thanks to WightAID

Laura in chair with volunteers

Six charities on the Isle of Wight have received funding from WightAID, the organisation that raises funds from Island businesses and distributes it to charities and good causes.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 1:05pm

By Rachel O’Rourke

£10,000 funding boost for Community Centre

Wightaid cheque presentation to WWSCC

The grant will enable the West Wight Sports and Community Centre to develop its programme of volunteering and supported employment, focused on supporting young people, adults with learning or mental health difficulties, and those returning to work.

Monday, 27th February, 2017 12:19pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Funding boost for rape and sexual abuse support service

The cheque being presented

The Wight Aid Foundation recently presented £10,000 to Yellow Door, a rape and sexual abuse support centre on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 12th December, 2016 8:22am

By Tara Doel