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ISLAND ROADS VOLUNTEERS TEAM UP TO HELP LOCAL SPORTS ORGANISATION

Island Roads have answered a call from Whitecroft Sports Ground Trust who wanted potholes and ruts in their access road to be repaired. The club supplied the materials and Island Roads the equipment and manpower in the shape of operations and maintenance operatives Joel Leon and Richard Stuart to make good the 150-metre track which, as a private access, is …

WIGHT AID GRANT OVER £9,500 TO LOCAL CHARITIES

The Wight AID Foundation has granted £9,965 to Island charities in their latest round of grant applications.  Wight AID raises funds from Island companies, investors and individuals looking for an effective way to support our unique community and distributes to a range of charities and good causes on the Isle of Wight. Thanks to recent donations, Wight Aid has been …

VISITORS TO HERITAGE EXHIBITION ASKED HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW COWES?

The annual Cowes Heritage Exhibition opened at Regatta House, Bath Road on Saturday (21st October) with one big question being asked of visitors: “How Well Do You Know Cowes?”. Sponsored by Cowes Town Waterfront Trust this is the 15th consecutive year of a Cowes Heritage show. The exhibition continues until Sunday 12th November with viewing from 10:00-16:00 each day. Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox, …

NSPCC URGES ISLAND SUPPORTS TO GO GREEN FOR HALLOWEEN

People of all ages across the Isle of Wight are being urged to Go Green this Halloween and help raise vital funds to support the NSPCC. Schools, workplaces, community groups and households can now sign up for a free fundraising pack and start planning their event for any time before or on 31st October. Whether participants dress up in ghoulish …

AWARDS FOR CARISBROOKE COLLEGE STUDENTS

Carisbrooke College held its Awards Evening at Cowes Yacht Haven recently, recognising those who had gone above and beyond. Students and guests were welcomed by the Head of School, Rob Maddox. Year 11 Academic Attainment and Progress Awards were then first on the agenda. Having undertaken the NCS scheme over 4 weeks in the Summer, Ben Smith secured the Community …

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

In a ground-breaking initiative to support the local community, Ventnor Winter Gardens and Isle of Wight Samaritans have agreed to work together to provide help for people in distress or despair on the Isle of Wight. The partnership will see a higher profile for the Samaritans on the Island, with volunteers attending events at the Winter Gardens – who will …

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