Community Heroes receive £300 grant to help with lifeline services for vulnerable residents

Clare Jones, Community Champion at ASDA’s Newport store (right) and Rachel Thomson from Pan Together

The grant from the Asda Foundation recognises the vital support that Pan Together have been providing over the last nine months

Thursday, 10th December, 2020 12:54pm

By Rachel Thomson with one comment

Plan to provide lunches for Isle of Wight children over Christmas holidays: Appeal to businesses for support

Chicken wraps

Businesses are invited to support the effort to make sure that children from low income families are fed over the Christmas holidays. Details of how you can help within

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 11:18am

By Rachel Thomson

£500 grant will make a real difference to local community group

fifty pound notes

The donation from TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation’s Community Fund programme wil help Pan Together continue to provide lifeline support services to vulnerable local residents

Friday, 18th September, 2020 2:55pm

By Rachel Thomson

Local people helped in 2,238 different ways since the start of lockdown

Robert Cooke (POA Learning learner) and Dave Logan (POA Learning's Regional Centre Manager)

In the 167 days since 18th March to 31st August 2020, local people have been helped by Pan Together in 2,238 different ways. Here's how

Friday, 4th September, 2020 12:05pm

By Rachel Thomson

Pan Together deliver over 600 hot meals to Isle of Wight children and young people in real need

Clare Jones from ASDA and Rachel Thomson

Free service has been possible thanks to the generous support of donors, including ASDA, who have also donated school uniform basics to help local parents who aren't in a position to buy new

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 8:37am

By Rachel Thomson with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival organisers make significant donation to community hub

Photo shows a picture of hope drawn by nine-year-old Jasmine, the daughter of Downside's café supervisor - one of many such images and messages she's created which are being displayed on the community centre's windows

Pan Together is an Isle of Wight charity that exists to support and provide a community hub for the residents of East Newport

Monday, 6th April, 2020 8:12am

By Rachel Thomson

First batch of Isle of Wight Distillery’s hand sanitiser delivered

Kirsty Gwilliam (Café Assistant); Rachel Thomson (Community Centre Manager); and Wendy Parsons (Café Supervisor) - and a five litre 'flagon' of the hand sanitiser at the centre which is labelled 'True Island Spirit'

The hand sanistiser is really going to help Pan Together with their meal delivery service, essential shopping provision and prescription-collection offer for local residents in need

Friday, 27th March, 2020 8:54am

By Rachel Thomson

Flood leads to cancellation of second Festival of Citizen Science date

Mother and child at British science week at Downside

If you know someone who was planning to go along please let them know

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 2:54pm

By Rachel Thomson with one comment

Ignite your inner scientist at the new Festival of Citizen Science next month

scientists talking

All are welcome to the event which takes place over two days where there's a great opportunity to learn more about our diverse planet

Friday, 28th February, 2020 4:51pm

By Rachel Thomson

Newport East community hub welcomes new Centre Manager

Pan Together

The new community centre manager says she's really looking forward to the challenge of helping to secure its on-going and future success to further support more and different local residents of all ages and abilities.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 4:16pm

By Rachel Thomson

Former Prima Ballerina, Darcey Bussell, enchants pupils at St Catherine’s

darcey bussell st catherine's

Former prima ballerina, Darcey Bussell, sprinkled some star dust over the special school in Ventnor last week.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 10:12am

By Rachel Thomson

Isle of Wight Festival media donations raise over £1,000 for St Catherine’s

Young Volcanoes and Isle of WIght Music Festival

The latest cheque – raised via donations from the national media at the 2015 Festival – brings the total raised by the Isle of Wight Festival for St Catherine's School to £12,609.

Thursday, 31st March, 2016 12:45pm

By Rachel Thomson