Nominate your NHS or key worker hero for a free Isle of Wight holiday

Isle of Wight businesses are pledging free holidays for NHS and keyworkers – make your nominations in the #treatournhs campaign today

Glamping The Wight Way safari tent

Isle of Wight tourism businesses, Glamping The Wight Way and Tapnell Farm, are joining the #treatournhs initiative created by The Hayloft in Devon that has gone viral in recent weeks and are pledging free holidays to NHS and keyworking heroes.

Glamping The Wight Way
Launching just after the Clap for our Carers at 8pm tonight (Thursday) Glamping The Wight Way – a family-run business in Yarmouth – will be pledging either a three-night long weekend, or a four-night midweek break in one of their luxurious safari tents during our open season until the end of 2021, subject to availability.

Glamping The Wight Way safari tent

Visit their Website or Facebook Page after 8pm tonight to nominate your NHS hero.

Tapnell Farm
Meanwhile Tapnell Farm have extended their offer to key workers that are helping us get through this difficult time as well as NHS heroes.

Tapnell are pledging a short break (three-night weekend or four-night midweek) in a choice of Tom’s Eco Lodge glamping accommodation (Safari Tent, Wood Cabin, Modulog or Pod) set in the beautiful West Wight countryside, to be taken before the end of 2021.

The Tapnell Farm safari tents

The prize also includes a meal in their restaurant, The Cow, unlimited entry to their Farm Park attraction during their stay, bike hire donated by Wight Cycle Hire, and return car ferry travel donated by Red Funnel.

Tom's Eco Lodge at sunset

You can nominate your keyworker hero via the Facebook Page for Tom’s Edo Lodge.

Get in touch
If you an Isle of Wight business that is pledging anything as part of the campaign, let us know and we’ll add your details here.

Thursday, 16th April, 2020 10:31am



Filed under: Health, Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Top story, Tourism, West Wight, Yarmouth

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Join IoW Save Our NHS on Facebook. Clapping our appreciation of NHS frontline staff to raise their morale is a great idea, but we need to fight to save what is left of our wonderful healthcare system, and even reverse the sectors that have already been privatized and are no longer functioning well. Cleaning , for example. Hospitals are now plagued by superbugs. Don’t blame the cleaning… Read more »
It’s heart-warming to hear of so many people applauding the NHS in an act of solidarity against the common enemy, but please don’t forget the NHS workers when this pandemic is over. Please watch one of the films on YouTube: The Great NHS Heist and Sell Off, or John Pilger’s new film on Curzon Cinema website. Watch them now, if you have the time, so that when… Read more »
WELL SAID Tamara absolutely spot on and true. I have watched John Pilger’s ‘The Dirty War on the National Health Service’ (Nov 2019) and it’s frightening the corrupt way funds are spent e.g. Private Health Companies (most of whom don’t provide a skilled or consistent service (spoken from experience), too many layers of unnecessary bureaucracy, Babylon and Management Consultants all ‘milking’ the NHS, it goes on and… Read more »

How can anybody give a thumbs down, or is it because the real truth about the way this Government is handling the crisis is being exposed daily and it hurts.
They were ill prepared and ignored scientific advice. Matt Hancock, Health Secretary Stated ‘the virus is low risk to the public’ I rest my case.

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All of them.


They are all hero’s, fantastic people all of them. What they need is the right equipment and resources to support their efforts to save lives.


I nominate Bob Seely, for his hard work at the highest level, ensuring the challenges to the Island are met.