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.

Grand Spring Fete continues support for Wessex Cancer Trust

Festival bunting:

Wessex Cancer Trust's Daisy Buses provide invaluable help for those on the Isle of Wight needing treatment on the mainland. Join in the fundraising this Saturday at the 13th Freshwater Court Spring Fete.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 7:52am

By Sally Perry

30 years of Rainbows celebrated at Corf Camp

rainbows camping

Members of the Rainbows Needles Section attended an afternoon of fun learning, activities and games at Corf Camp recently in celebration of 30 years of Rainbows.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 7:15am

By Suzanne Whitewood

RNLI’s Yellow Welly event saw over £400 collected in one hour

YellowWelly Hand Over

Well done to all those who donated to the Yellow Welly event over the weekend, when the collect buckets passed through Cowes.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:44am

By George Chastney

Newport Social Needs Fund set up to help relieve poverty

Poverty graffiti

The £59,000 fund will award annual grants to smaller local voluntary and community groups working with vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Newport area, supporting the advancement of health and the relief of poverty.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 1:12pm

By Lucy Sweet with 6 readers' comments

Charity concert to launch Tricentenary Appeal

The Phoenix Choir performing in All Saints Church.

The Tricentenary Appeal is raising money for a new toilet, staircase and kitchen facilities at St Helens Church. The Appeal is launched with the charity concert by the Phoenix Choir.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 5:30pm

By Sally Perry

Support Isle of Wight inshore rescue teams

Ryde-Inshore-Rescue

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, 17th May, 2017 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Community groups enter the Bembridge Dragons’ Den

bembridge scouts

Community groups in Bembridge were given a share of £2,500 following the annual Dragons' Den event.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 2:32pm

By Jacqui McDade

Grant from Freemasons allows Air Ambulance to buy vital equipment

Air ambulance freeemasons

Latest grant to the Air Ambulance from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons brings total national donation to £2.1 million.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 10:04am

By Ed Baker

A Musical Extravaganza: Primary school pupils join Theatre Group production

musical extravaganza

23 children from the St Francis’ Primary schools, Dramatic Arts Group will be taking part in a Ventnor Theatre Group production at Ventnor Winter Gardens on 19-21 May 2017.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 10:48am

By Jesse Rann

Much-loved fireman and sportsman honoured with bench in Newport

Martin Poynter Bench Presentation

The much-loved Isle of Wight fireman and sportsman, Martin Poynter, has been honoured with a bench in Newport.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 9:52am

By Danny Faulkner

Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s response to report on heart failure and hospice care

Georgina Newnham

Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Georgina Newnham dispels some common myths about being a patient at the hospice and praises the integrated care available on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 10:49am

By Emma Topping

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win £5k

Fifty 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, 10th May, 2017 10:44am

By Sally Perry