The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Sign up for 2017 Isle of Wight Challenge in aid of the NSPCC

IW challenge

If you’re looking to test yourself then why not sign up to the 2017 Isle of Wight Challenge and raise money for the NSPCC?

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 5:58pm

By Gemma Graves with one comment

Freemasons raise a staggering £7,746,319 for children’s charity

The Provincial Gramd Master of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons, Mike WIlks, and Britain's Got Talent star Jasmine Elcock. The province raised £7.7 million for charity.

A whopping £7,746,319 has been raised for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Masons.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 5:40pm

By Ed Baker with 5 readers' comments

High praise for RNLI’s use of ultra-efficient lifeboat centre

charles hunter pease

As well as praise for the efficient use of the Inshore Lifeboat centre in East Cowes, it was revealed that the Island raised £329,515 net for the RNLI in the last year.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 1:08pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Ian’s cycle challenge raises over £4,000 for Prostate Cancer UK


Against the odds, Ian Gregory has cycled well over 3,000 miles this year to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. There's still time to show your support for his efforts.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Halloween volunteer recruitment drive


Have some time to spare? A variety of customer-facing roles are available at shops right across the Island, as well as shifts to help sort donations at our donation centres in Newport and Lake.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 3:02pm

By Emma Topping

Show your support for Ian’s final cycle ride at Morrisons


Despite having been in bed for six days last week due with a bad bout of Influenza, Ian Gregory will be cycling for around 12 hours tomorrow outside Morrisons in Lake.

Thursday, 20th October, 2016 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

Lifeboat Lotto: Have you won this week’s jackpot?

20 pound notes :

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 10:58am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Rainbows enjoy Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Rainbows and teddy bears

Dozens of Rainbows celebrated the annual Section Competition for the Daisy Day Trophy and this year the theme was Teddy Bears.

Monday, 17th October, 2016 7:20am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Join others on the Big Sleep Out challenge

Big Sleep Out

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

Volunteers recognised in the Celebrating Age Awards

celebrating age awards

The second Celebrating Age Awards recognised the achievements of the older generation in the voluntary sector.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 8:36am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

A month of fundraising challenges at Cineworld


As well as the successful cake sale that took place last weekend, Cineworld has an around the Island Walk, 2,500 mile static cycle, Bif Film Quiz and more planned to help raise money for Children in Need.

Tuesday, 11th October, 2016 11:19am

By Dennis Jones

Join others at Community Beach Clean

East Cowes Beach Clean

The East Cowes Community Beach clean is being undertaken by Fight Against Environmental Contamination of Estuaries & Seafronts (FAECES) later this month.

Tuesday, 11th October, 2016 11:00am

By Michael Douse