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NHS AND COLLEGE STAFF BATTLE IT OUT IN ‘DIVERSI-TREE’ COMPETITION

Isle of Wight NHS Trust staff, in partnership with the Isle of Wight College, have been battling it out after being challenged to design a Christmas tree that represents equality and diversity – ‘Diversi-Tree’. The competition, which was the brainchild of Sam Greatrex – the Equalities Lead for the Trust, was held at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport last week. …

GENEVIEVE JOINS LLOYDS BANK SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMME

Genevieve Jolliffe from Ryde has joined the 2017/2018 cohort of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. The year-long programme equips entrepreneurs with the skills to grow a social business to help solve some of the most pressing social issues within their communities. The entrepreneurs on the …

LIFE-SAVING ORGANISATION HANDS OVER £500 CHEQUE TO COWES RNLI

A fundraising initiative by Cowes-based Seasafe Systems has seen the handover of a cheque for £500 to Cowes RNLI. Seasafe, which specialises in marine safety clothing and other marine products, nominated the RNLI to benefit from the company’s scheme to service boat owners’ lifejackets. The money came by way of many operators of the 60 collection points across the country …

WIGHTFIT WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AT INDUSTRY AWARDS CEREMONY

Newport-based WightFIT has seen off strong opposition to win the Customer Service Award at the National Fitness Awards. The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry. To come out on top the gym went through a rigorous assessment process, which …

CHALLENGE & ADVENTURE UP FOR RED FUNNEL CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Challenge & Adventure has been chosen as 1 of 3 charities shortlisted to be Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year for 2018. Public voting has now opened giving Islanders the opportunity to chose either Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Challenge & Adventure or the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary as the cross-Solent operator’s Charity of the Year. The winning organisation will benefit from …

ROTARY CLUB DONATE CHRISTMAS TREES TO CHILDREN’S WARD

Vectis Sunrise Rotary club have once again provided a Christmas Tree for the children who find themselves in hospital over the holiday period. Normally just 1 tree is donated, decorated and lit in the children’s garden but this year Vectis Sunrise members donated 2 trees – 1 for the garden and 1 at the main entrance. In presenting the trees …

ISLE OF WIGHT FOUNDATION BOOST FOR LOCAL GOOD CAUSES

Sporting groups feature heavily among local good causes who will receive a grant from the Isle of Wight Foundation this year. The Foundation – the trust jointly funded by Ringway Island Roads, Meridiam, VINCI Concessions and Island Roads Services who together make up the partnership behind Island Roads – is this year awarding more than £72,000 to local groups in …

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