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.

Walk the Wight: Almost £300,000 raised so far

walk the wight celebrations

The stars of Walk the Wight 2016 were paid tribute to last night at an awards evening in Newport. It was revealed that almost £300,000 has been raised so far with more donations to follow.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 2:06pm

By Emma Topping

The Prince & Princess Society relaunches

jigsaw pieces

The Prince and Princess Society have decided to refocus their aims and will be fundraising for ‘Island children with Autism and other Neurological conditions’, but they nee your help.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 1:54pm

By Michaela White

Join the Friends of Frank James Hospital for final sendoff

Frank James Hospital

The dedicated band of guerrilla gardeners (aka the Friends of Frank James Hospital) have shown great respect to this wonderful piece of Isle of Wight heritage over the last five years. Join them on their (possibly) last gathering this Saturday.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Islanders form giant human peace sign (aerial photos)

Human peace sign by Darren Vaughan WightDrone

Islanders stood side by side with others across the globe on the United Nations International Day of Peace. See the aerial photos taken by Darren Vaughan of Wight Drone.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win the jackpot

20 pound notes :

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 10:56am

By Sally Perry

Will you be part of 1,000+ human peace sign?

Peace sign in a tree trunk

It's hoped over 1,000 people will gather at low tide on Appley Beach tonight to create a giant human peace sign which will be filmed from the air by Darren at WightDrone.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 8:13am

By Sally Perry

Your Isle of Wight Day photos could become part of souvenir book


There'll be lasting memories of Isle of Wight Day, as photos of Islanders taken by Islanders are planned for a coffee table book.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Angel Radio’s FM licence extended for five years


The Isle of Wight's very first community radio station has received some great news today - they'll be able to continuing broadcasting their unique brand of music until 2022 (finances permitted).

Monday, 19th September, 2016 4:27pm

By Bev Webster with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businessman spearheads new WightAID charity

wightaid launch

WightAID is a new charity that raises funds from businesses operating on the Island, and distributes it to a range of charities and good causes on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 3:46pm

By Rachael Brooks

Park of the Year Award for historic Ventnor Park

ventnor park

We're big fans of this beautiful Victorian park so pleased to hear the hard work of all those who tend to it has been recognised.

Friday, 16th September, 2016 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Three months since missing man, Robbie Gibson, was last seen on the Isle of Wight

robbie gibson montage

There has been no financial or phone trails since Robbie was last seen at Co-op in Shanklin on 13th June. His family believe he was in a 'vulnerable headspace' and are concerned.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 1:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island cyclist all set for the Silverstone Time Trial Challenge

jon pridham

Jon Pridham, the managing director of Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd, will be taking part in the Ten Mile Time Trial Challenge at Silverstone in October, raising funds for charity Operation Smile.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 9:49am

By Sarah Griffin