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.

This year’s Virtual Walk the Wight Your Way raised over £200,000 for Mountbatten

Montage of Walk the Wight your Way participants

Well done to everyone who took part in this year's alternative Walk the Wight, you helped raised over £200,000 for Mountbatten

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 3:09pm

By Matt White

Join Lifeboat Lotto to help support Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews

Crew from Freshwater Lifeboat going out on the water

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Islander completes Ration Challenge to raise money and awareness for Syrian refugees

tracy mikich refugee ration challenge

The challenge aims to raise money and awareness for those who have been displaced and are living on a minuscule amount of food each week. Here's how you can show your support

Monday, 21st September, 2020 11:36am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Freemasons show their support for Cruse Bereavement Care

L-R Hilary Hastings and Shirley Peters. Kelvin Currie, Tommy Metcalfe, Chris Jarman

We have all experienced the unimaginable grief of losing someone close to us and Cruse provide that critical support and empathy that is essential

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2:49pm

By Chris Jarman

40 prizes in Isle of Wight piercing boutique’s raffle for Wight DASH

pin up girls boutique staff

Over 40 prizes are on offer as part of this raffle to raise money for Wight DASH - the charity that supports people on the Island who find themselves in an abusive relationship

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2:27pm

By Helen Bailey

Isle of Wight Nursery manager faces the hair clippers in fundraising challenge

Clippers and hair in sink

The Nursery’s usual fundraising activities have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, so Kim is shaving her head this afternoon in the hope of raising much-needed cash

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 9:10am

By Sally Perry

Share your lockdown poetry and be part of the Islesolation Poetry Gallery

book shelf on wall with neon light that says we are all made of stories on the wall

Anyone of any age can enter their lockdown poetry to the Islesolation Poetry Gallery. Details within

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 5:52pm

By Charlotte Begg

Community Beach Clean cancelled due to Covid-19 ‘red tape’

east cowes beach clean

The community beach clean usually takes place in Spring and Autumn, but this year plans have had to change. Details within

Monday, 14th September, 2020 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

Go Yellow this October for Mountbatten

Go Yellow 2020 poster feature two children in yellow raincoats

There are a whole host of ideas of what you can do to celebrate Go Yellow Day and help raise money for Mountbatten

Friday, 11th September, 2020 5:41pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight suicide prevention charity boosted by £16,000 Covid-19 Fund grant

spiiow crisis intervention team in car park at culver

The money from the National Lottery Covid-19 Fund will help equip volunteers and buy new equipment for this vital service

Friday, 11th September, 2020 1:29pm

By Sarah Adams

Opportunity for six Islanders to gain work experience through heritage project

iw tank museum - tanks on display

Those taking part can gain valuable work experience as a step in their employment journey. Details within

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 7:54am

By Nicholas Harrison with 2 readers' comments

Another £1,000 donation made to Ventnor Community Foodbank by local resident

thank you letter to ventnor foodbank

The £1,000 donation is a great help to the Community Foodbank, but they are also in need of donations of tea, tinned spaghetti, tinned potatoes, sponge puddings and tinned fruit

Friday, 4th September, 2020 4:18pm

By Tony McCarthy with one comment