Future for Isle of Wight community-led mental health service ‘looks bleak’, says Aspire founder (updated)

The founder of Aspire Ryde says many of their mental health services are being forced to close at the end of the month "directly due to promised funding from the Isle of Wight clinical commissioning group being withdrawn without notice".

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 10:54am

By Heath Monaghan with 6 readers' comments

Aspire Ryde welcome new CEO

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Heath will leave a strong legacy at Aspire Ryde, but Trevor, who has helped shape the organisation over the last 18 months and is fully committed to the Vision.

Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 8:34am

By Heath Monaghan with 2 readers' comments

Kayleigh’s positive influence at Aspire continues

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Kayleigh was passionate about Aspire Ryde and a great ambassador for the charity, so the cheque for £2,000 from TK Maxx was a fitting tribute from the employer of her great friend.

Saturday, 10th November, 2018 10:41am

By Heath Monaghan

Aspire Ryde: All welcome to documentary premiere

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The human story of love, how a community is protecting the future of this important building, the trust that has been developed throughout the community has been captured in this documentary about Aspire Ryde.

Friday, 20th July, 2018 3:44pm

By Heath Monaghan with 4 readers' comments

Aspire’s Isle of Wight Day free feast fed over 1,500


In a bid to help alleviate food poverty, Aspire Ryde are making great use of food waste. During Isle of Wight Day fed over 1,500 people.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 2:57pm

By Heath Monaghan

Aspire Ryde launch DIY SOS to help save the building

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Aspire Ryde, who help the most vulnerable in the community, are calling on kind tradespeople to lend a hand to improve the building, so they can focus upon helping people in need.

Friday, 16th June, 2017 9:13am

By Heath Monaghan

Aspire Ryde in line for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

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Congratulations to all those involved with this brilliant project based in a former church in Ryde. The recognition is well-deserved.

Tuesday, 6th June, 2017 11:49am

By Heath Monaghan

Call for supermarkets to support ‘love food, hate waste’ campaign

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Ryde Aspire are looking for more supermarkets and independents to join their ‘love food - hate waste’ campaign. They challenge supermarkets and independents to look at innovative methods to reduce food waste.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 4:07pm

By Heath Monaghan with one comment

Learn how to ‘Mend and Make Do’ at Aspire’s weekly sessions

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The art of mending and upcycling was being lost, but now a whole new generation is picking up the thread and reusing what could end up in the trash. Drop-in sessions at Aspire in Ryde offer the chance to learn how to 'Mend and Make Do'.

Thursday, 27th October, 2016 11:12am

By Heath Monaghan

Join others on the Big Sleep Out challenge

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There's still time to take part in the Big Sleep Out tonight (Friday) and experience what some have to face every night. You'll also be raising much-needed money for Aspire Ryde and The Isle of Wight Bus Shelter.

Friday, 14th October, 2016 8:47am

By Heath Monaghan

The Big Sleep Out challenge returns to raise money and awareness for homeless

Big Sleep Out

Take part in the Big Sleep Out on 14th October and raise money for Aspire Ryde and The Isle of Wight Bus Shelter.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 12:21pm

By Heath Monaghan with 4 readers' comments

Say ‘ciao bella’ to Italian food night at Aspire


Using food that is near its sell by date, this fundraiser is being hosted by Aspire and the Pop Up Soup Kitchen. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 4th May, 2016 3:33pm

By Heath Monaghan