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

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

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

Teenagers aim to help end stigma and raise money for Mountbatten

NCS students

The young people say they want to not only to raise money for Mountbatten, but also end the stigma that many young people face; that the hospice is a dark and scary place where people go to die.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:46pm

By Emma Topping

Support lifeboat crews by joining the Lifeboat Lotto

Lifeboat

Join the 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, 24th July, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Wildlife Trust seeks marine volunteers on the Isle of Wight

Marine Champions running ferry safari

There are several different roles available, and volunteers have the option to choose more than one or switch roles at any time.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 12:15pm

By Sophie Evingar

Pioneering Isle of Wight bus shelter charity being wound up

bus shelter - sleep is only the beginning logo

As reported by OnTheWight in January, after almost a year since the IW Council promised to help find a suitable place, the bus was still 'homeless'.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 5:30pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

New playground for primary school thanks to volunteering scheme

l-r; Back: Lorna, Dan, Spencer and Nicola. Front: Victor Perry, Roseanne Tucker, Sienna Jarman and Grace Evans

The children are delighted with their new playground which was designed and created as part of the Island Roads volunteering scheme.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 10:40am

By Gavin Foster

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and you could win up to £5,000

Money:

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, 26th June, 2019 11:23am

By Sally Perry

DECADEaNCE event raised over £12,000 for Mountbatten

Nigel and Tony

Tony Martin's events have raised around £80,000 for Mountbatten in the last ten years.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:13pm

By Matt White

New County Commissioner for Isle of Wight Scouts named

Dave Simpson-Windsor

Dave is really looking forward to his new role in Scouting and is keen to hear from anyone who feels they can help in any way.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:24pm

By Malcolm Cox

Crochet Cafe set up by Local Area Coordinator wins NHS England Alliance Award

crochet cafe members

This award-winning Crochet Cafe was set up by a Local Area Coordinator, and despite the blow of IW Council scrapping LACs, the Cafe has gone from strength to strength, with community members stepping forward to help run the initiative.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry