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.

‘Inspirational’ partnership of four Isle of Wight charities nominated for prestigious national award

The Team

Manager of the Living Well Project said, "This charity partnership has challenged the boundaries of what is possible when organisations work together, and we are pleased to be able to deliver quality services to Islanders who need our support"

Monday, 19th August, 2019 10:17am

By Vikki Lawrence

Eye test leads to brain tumour diagnosis for 14-year-old Kayden

lilly and georgia

When Kayden attended an eye test because he'd been having headaches, his family never expected to receive the devastating news that followed.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 3:20pm

By Sally Perry

Round Island walk raises enough cash for defibrillator and training in Seaview

sheran brown with defibrillator

The defibrillator comes as a result of a round the Island walk by Sheran Brown and is placed in honour of a friend she lost to a cardiac event.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 8:15am

By Stuart Brown

Ian’s Round the Island challenge with a tumble dryer strapped to his back

Ian Douglas with tumble dryer cropped

The rugby-playing nurse from Southsea is planning to walk around the Isle of Wight with a tumble dryer strapped to his back. Find out why.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 9:00am

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to support our Independent inshore rescue teams


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, 14th August, 2019 8:53am

By Sally Perry

Father and daughter to cross the Isle of Wight in wheelchairs today

michael homer and daughter elizabeth

If you're out and about on the Isle of Wight today, keep an eye out for these two wheelchair users as they cross the Island to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry

1,000 Plastic Bottles campaign launched on the Isle of Wight

plastic bottles on a beach

A campaign to encourage walkers, swimmers, anglers and fossil hunters to take a bag and collect litter from the beach has been launched.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quiz night proceeds fund new kit for Gas Light Fuse walking football team

tommy and ali modelling new football kit

Well done to all who helped raise the money to buy new kit.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 1:06pm

By Bob Primmer

Join the 50-voice Phoenix Choir and help plans for Pop-up Cafe move on

phoenix choir

The event is in aid of a new Pop-Up Café in the church which it is hoped will encourage those passing, or visiting, to make use of the church’s offer of hospitality and friendship.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 9:14am

By Robin Burnett

Standing ovation for First Act’s performance at Summer Serenade concert

the First Act Theatre Group performing in a church

This performance was greeted by a standing ovation from the audience as it goes to show that the magic of music and performance is a boost to the confidence of people with learning difficulties.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 8:40am

By Bob Cooper

Original Isle of Wight Gansey donated to independent lifeboat raffle

Freshwater lifeboat and supporters with Gansey Jumpers

Over £700 in prizes have already been donated by Island businesses, including this fantastic original Isle of Wight Gansey.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 5:32pm

By Marianne Cheung

Joining the Lifeboat Lotto supports inshore rescue crews

Freshwater independent lifeboat - crew on rib

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

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 9:26am

By Sally Perry