‘Wight Mask Ask’ delivers 10,000 items of PPE delivered to Isle of Wight care sector

Clare Griffin with PPE

Thanks to donations from the public and a £10,000 grant from Wight Aid, Wight Mask Ask are able to provide the PPE free of charge

Friday, 5th June, 2020 8:54am

By Krissy Lloyd

Wight Mask Ask campaign launched to supply masks and PPE to Isle of Wight care providers


The scheme will bulk buy masks and other protective equipment to distribute to care providers in need across the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 2:02pm

By Krissy Lloyd with 4 readers' comments

Island schools and nurseries snap up free offer of handwashing book from Isle of Wight bookshop

The Island-based business is offering free copies of the handwashing book to primary schools and nurseries who are still open and supporting the children of key workers

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 11:26am

By Krissy Lloyd with 4 readers' comments

Colouring competition a hit with artists of all ages

Zoe Sadler Colouring competition winners

Isle of Wight author Zoe Sadler was overwhelmed by the response to her colouring competition, which attracted over 250 entries.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 2:26pm

By Krissy Lloyd

50 cyclists take part in first Tour de West Wight

Tour de West Wight 2017

Congratulations to around 50 cyclists who turned out for last weekend's charity event, which involved a 40km ride through villages around the West Wight.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 12:25pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Plenty of free sessions at Isle of Wight Literary Festival Youth Zone

Fran Jules Zoe

There are lots of free sessions for children and young people at this year's Isle of Wight Literary Festival, featuring many Island authors.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 11:35am

By Krissy Lloyd

Top honours for Islanders in West Wight Triathlon

West Wight Triathlon 2017 -145

101 individuals and 11 teams took part at the event last weekend, which involves a 600m swim in the pool, 35km bike ride along Military rode to Brighstone and a 7.5km run along the River Yar.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 12:19pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Swimmers on course to raise £20,000 after Solent Swim 2017

Solent Swim 2017

Well done to all who took part the 2017 Solent Swim last weekend. They are on course to raise around £20,000!

Monday, 4th September, 2017 4:19pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Take part in the inaugural Tour de West Wight


What better way to celebrate Isle of Wight Day (23rd September) than with a cycle ride through the beautiful West Wight. OnTheWight has details of how to take part, so why not gather together friends and join in.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 5:17pm

By Krissy Lloyd

West Wighters complete the jaw-dropping, inspirational Ultra 40 Challenge

Ultra 40 Challenge - teams and supporters

Friends from Freshwater have completed a 4km open water swim from Alum to Colwell Bay, a 140km bike ride around the Island, a 40km row from Alum Bay to Bembridge Harbour and then 40km run back to Freshwater, all within 37 hours.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 9:17am

By Krissy Lloyd with 7 readers' comments

Oar-some team take on the Ultra 40 Challenge

WWSCC Ultra 40 Challenge low res

The Ultra 40 Challenge is the brainchild of fitness instructor Julie Dixon and Centre supporter Martin Scotcher, as well as coinciding with their milestone birthdays it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sports Centre.

Tuesday, 1st August, 2017 12:09pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Isle of Wight friends launch small independent press for writers

Krissy Lloyd and Zoe Sadler

Two friends on the Isle of Wight, one a writer and one with PR experience, have joined forces to form a small independent press.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 11:02am

By Krissy Lloyd