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2,592 ISLAND CHILDREN TOOK PART IN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

The annual Summer Reading Challenge results are in and they show that Island children were certainly up to the challenge. Over the summer holidays, the Isle of Wight Council’s library service set a challenge to Island children: to read 6 books over the 6 week break. The Summer Reading Challenge runs every year and is aimed at keeping thousands of …

EARL MOUNTBATTEN COMMUNITY CHOIR AIMING FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1

The Earl Mountbatten Community Choir has lent their voices to a national Christmas charity album aiming to inspire hope during difficult times. The choir has joined forces with other hospice choirs from across the UK to form one of ten massed singing groups, collectively known as Choirs with Purpose, to produce an album called ‘Stand Together’. Each choir has a special message …

BRAVE RACHEL’S HEAD SHAVE IN NAN’S MEMORY

The “amazing” care given to an Island woman’s Nan during her time at Earl Mountbatten Hospice has spurred her on to have her head shaved, in aid of the hospice. Rachel Williams, who made the brave move despite not liking short hair, decided to cut her long hair after seeing how well her Nan, Jennifer Larby, was looked after. Rachel, …

NURSING STAFF TO TACKLE GREAT SOUTH RUN

Nursing staff from the Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s ward and community teams will be putting their best feet forward later this month when they tackle the Great South Run (22nd October 2017). Ward Sister Jackie Whiller; Deputy Sister Theresa McNamara; Ward Healthcare Assistant Jane Tizard; Ward Healthcare Assistant Hayley Roberts; Care at Home Team Leader Vicky Scovell and Ward Healthcare Assistant …

COWES STUDENTS SHARE YUKON EXPERIENCES

2 intrepid explorers from Cowes Enterprise College have been sharing their experiences after a once in a lifetime adventure in the Yukon. Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) students took part in the trip of a lifetime this summer, joining an expedition to the Yukon in North West Canada, and are now working to inspire their fellow students to follow in their …

YARMOUTH RNLI’S FISH SUPPER A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat station’s 2017 Fish Supper took place on Friday evening and was once again expertly hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club. This annual charity event is open to the local community and raises vital funds to help support the RNLI saving lives at sea. The Supper was very well attended this year with diners including the current …

CELEBRATING AGE AWARDS RECOGNISE LOCAL ACHIEVEMENTS

The third annual ‘Celebrating Age Awards’ were held at Lakeside Spa Hotel, Wootton on Thursday. Emma Lincoln from Age UK/IW welcomed everyone to the Awards Ceremony and introduced John Hannam who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. John thanked sponsors and all the organisers especially Emma Lincoln and Hayley Baxter and the team at Age UK IW for planning …

NEW LITERARY COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Style of Wight, the Island’s leading inspirational lifestyle magazine, has this week announced a brand new and exciting competition for children. The magazine is offering young Island authors the chance to have their prize winning stories published in a new literary competition. Specifically for children aged between 8 and 16 years of age, this competition aims to encourage youngsters to …

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