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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.

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to help yourself and independent lifeboats

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, 19th April, 2017 10:07am

By Sally Perry

Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 35 years of the Hospice

Nigel hartley

All are invited to celebrate 35 years of the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice at a special 35th anniversary Service of Thanksgiving on Thursday 4th May.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 6:10pm

By Emma Topping

Needles Lodge Freemason to be honoured for receiving Victoria Cross

freemasons hall covent garden

A Freemason from The Needles Lodge, Isle of Wight, is to be honoured for receiving a Victoria Cross during WWI.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 8:08am

By Ed Baker

Don your fancy dress and get paddling for the Wave Project

Stand up paddle boarders

Don't forget to register for the Loudest fundraising event on water – The Wave Project’s Paddle Out LOUD - taking place on 30th April with a choice of two paddles, both ending in Sandown.

Saturday, 15th April, 2017 2:48pm

By Corinne Jones

Ten brave souls to eat 5kg of ‘warm’ pickled onions for charity

pickled onions

A team of ten brave souls will be eating their way through 5kg of 'warm' pickled onions on East Monday for charity. Head down to Sandown from midday to see them complete the challenge.

Friday, 14th April, 2017 11:22am

By Eric Lawson with one comment

Island ambulances get new patient-care equipment

st marys friends equipment

The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital have spent nearly £24,000 on two types of important additional equipment for Island ambulances.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 2:49pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight Scouts seen tremendous growth over last decade

Pioneering fun scouts

Isle of Wight Scouts have recorded a 10th successive year of growth. Including adults there are now over 1,700 Scouts on the Island – up from just 1,000 in 2007!

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 2:32pm

By Malcolm Cox with one comment

Enter the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5k

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

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, 12th April, 2017 11:03am

By Sally Perry

Students donate Easter eggs to Pop Up Soup Kitchen

easter eggs for the homeless - st catherines

Well done to the students at St Catherine's School in Ventnor who have donated Easter eggs for the Isle of Wight homeless.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sunshine Radio: 45 years strong and now available online

sunshine radio

We could all do with a little sunshine in our lives. Now Sunshine Radio is available online there's no excuse.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 2:53pm

By Eleanor Foxwell

Maths challenge success celebrated by Ryde Academy students

Ryde Academy students with Joy Ballard

Well done to all Ryde Academy students who are celebrating success in the annual Maths Challenges.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 11:46am

By Nat Nelson

Isle of Wight Police versus IW NHS charity football match

football goal posts

Support the teams who are supporting this good cause.

Monday, 10th April, 2017 11:31am

By Sally Perry