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ISLANDERS INVITED TO SUPPORT MACMILLAN’S WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning to homes, workplaces, communities and schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on Friday 29th September 2017. Having raised a total of £29.5 million nationwide in 2016, this year’s event aims to raise even more vital money for people affected by cancer in its 27th year. Area …

ISLANDER COMPLETES UNIQUE TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING

Professional sailor Adam Pereira has arrived home in Cowes after becoming the first person with Type 1 diabetes to complete a transatlantic crossing on his own. A truly unique challenge, Adam set off for New York from the Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes on Saturday 17th June to fundraise for Diabetes UK. After 11 long weeks at sea and battling …

RED FUNNEL RELEASE SERIES OF FILMS TO ENCOURAGE TOURISM

Red Funnel has released a series of films to showcase the range of day trip activities available on the Island. The Isle of Wight has always been very popular with walkers, cyclists and holiday goers, but not many people know about the range of day trip activities available across the beautifully diverse landscapes and coastlines. From archery to coasteering, tree …

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE MY GUIDE SCHEME

Would you like to make a real practical difference to someone living with sight loss? The charity Guide Dogs are currently seeking volunteers on the Isle of Wight to do just that as part of their ground breaking My Guide scheme. My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs to support people who are living with sight loss to get …

TK MAXX STAFF URGE ISLANDERS TO ‘GIVE UP CLOTHES’

Staff at Newport’s TK Maxx store are once again supporting a national campaign for people to ‘Give up Clothes’ to help raise funds for children and young adults with cancer. Islanders are being encouraged to fill a bag with unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware and take it to TK Maxx in South Street, Newport. The clothes are then sold in …

MORE THAN 75% OF ISLANDERS OVERESTIMATE DEPOSIT NEEDED FOR NEW HOME

More than 75% of people on the Isle of Wight asked to estimate the deposit needed to buy a £250,000 new home massively overestimated how much was needed. Using the government’s Help to Buy scheme, buyers need just £12,500 for the deposit but a survey by housebuilder Barratt Homes reveals that more than 75% questioned believed they would have to …

RYDE SLIDERS AND SKATERS PRESENT CHEQUE FOR OVER £1,400

Junior ice hockey players, skaters and fans who were sponsored to take part in this year’s Ryde Slide have presented a cheque for over £1,400 to Wight Ice Leisure. The hand over took place on Saturday afternoon outside the now-closed ice rink in Ryde, but it is hoped the money can help Ryde Arena Community Action Group bring ice skating …

SOLENT SWIMMERS MAKE A SPLASH FOR CHARITY

Conditions were perfect for the 2017 Solent Swim on Saturday, which is on course to raise around £20,000 for the West Wight Sports & Community Centre. 52 swimmers set off early on Saturday morning for the 1.2 mile swim from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay. First across was Charles Bagot, who arrived to rousing cheers from the large crowd of …

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