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RISE ABOVE LONDON’S SKYLINE FOR YOUNG CANCER SUFFERERS

For a third year, the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings, will generously open its doors to the public on Thursday 16th May in support of two very special charities – The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Barretstown, who both work towards the common goal of rebuilding young peoples lives after serious illness and cancer. The BT Tower, an …

MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY LAUNCH FESTIVAL

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology on behalf of the Southampton Heritage Federation is delighted to announce the Southampton Maritime Festival, taking place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May 2013 at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, Southampton. This exciting new event promises to celebrate the long and proud maritime heritage of Southampton in style. Never before has an …

CHILDREN CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY

CHILDREN across the Island are today celebrating World Book Day. Schools are encouraging pupils to dress up as their favourite fictional characters in celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the celebration of reading. Agatha Christie, the entire cast of Thunderbirds, vampires and witches have all been seen at Ryde Academy today, with teachers joining in on the fun. Photo: Courtesy of World …

ABSEIL FOR THE HOSPICE

Earl Mountbatten Hospice is pleased to offer thrill-seeking fundraisers the opportunity to take on two amazing challenges in 2013, with spaces available to abseil 300ft down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower, or to take on a Tandem Skydive from 12,000ft!  First up is the chance to strap on a harness and abseil 300ft down the side of the Spinnaker Tower on Sunday 23rd …

PANCAKE RUN IN YARMOUTH

Shove Tuesday celebrations brought fun and excitement to Yarmouth today when children from local schools took part in the annual Yarmouth pancake races. Hundreds of people watched on and cheered in the Town Square as children of all ages took part in the fun run. Thanks to Nik Taylor for the photograph

SWIMMER GOES FOR COLDEST SWIM OF THE YEAR

Anna Wardley will be acquainting herself with the waters of the Solent ahead of her Round the Island Swim in September where she will be raising money for charity including East Cowes based The Ellen MacArthur Trust. Notoriously the coldest sea temperatures of the year in February, Anna will be swimming off from East Cowes Marina at 11.30am on Thursday …

RACE FOR LIFE CANCELLED

THIS year’s Race for Life, due to be held on the Island on 29th July, has been cancelled due to the increasingly bad weather. The annual run, which is held at Seaclose Park, has been cancelled after a meeting with members of Medina Leisure Centre, who manage the land. It is understood that the ground is too waterlogged to be …

SOLENT SWIM FOR CHARITY FUNDS

SUNDAY 15th July is the 2nd Wild West Solent Swim and 70 swimmers will be crossing from Hurst Castle to Colwell. The event is organised by West Wight Sports Centre as a fund raiser for it’s own charity, but 19 other charities are also being supported by the swimmers.Each swimmer has a target of £250 to raise but many have …

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