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


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

Call for kayakers and canoeists to be part of charity Pier to Pier swim

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

The event attracted over 100 swimmers last year and as well as the help of inshore rescue teams, the services of kayakers and canoeists are needed to support the swimmers.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 10:51am

By Bob Cooper

Isle of Wight champion for equality and diversity named in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list

yve white

No stranger to awards for her services to equality and diversity, Yve has now been named the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:30pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Friends win Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Ann Fraser and Helen Wood at Buckingham Palace

The award is very well deserved. Founded in 2012 with the aim of keeping the library open, Friends of Freshwater Library has become a thriving and dynamic community group committed to the preservation and development of the library.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 8:05am

By Helen Wood

Ability Dogs 4 Young People welcome Trevor, Bonnie and Dylan

Trevor, Bonnie and Dylan

The first three Ability Dog puppies in training for 2019 have arrived. Find out more about them and the upcoming Open Day.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 9:45am

By Sara Abel

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

Fan of 20 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, 22nd May, 2019 8:20am

By Sally Perry