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VOLUNTEERS SPRUCE UP CHILLERTON AND GATCOMBE VILLAGES

Around 20 residents of Chillerton and Gatcombe gave up their Sunday yesterday (23rd July) to trim some of the village’s footpaths, wash the name signs and repair and paint the benches. Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Council put out an appeal for willing volunteers to help spruce up the 2 villages ahead of the annual village show, which resulted in good …

CAKE SALE IN AID OF WIGHT BRAINY BUNCH PROVES POPULAR

Island-based firm Novum Law have been busy raising funds for The Wight Brainy Bunch by selling lots and lots of cakes! Over the past couple of weeks almost £250 has been raised by selling doughnuts, cupcakes and pastries. The Wight Brainy Bunch was founded by Mark and Kathryn Grimes following Mark’s diagnosis of a brain tumour. Thankfully, the Ryde firefighter has …

NEWPORT WOMAN IS FINALIST IN PETA’S ‘HOTTEST VEGAN’ COMPETITION

19-year-old Misti Lekimenju from Newport has become 1 of 7 female finalists in PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2017. Isle of Wight-born Lekimenju is the daughter of a Masai warrior. She was inspired to go vegan after taking a job as a health-food sales assistant and learning about how healthy vegan eating can be. Misti says: “I encourage everyone …

THOUSANDS RAISED BY LOCAL FUNDRAISER FOR ISLAND CANCER CARE

An Island woman from Lake has raised a staggering £32,185 for St Mary’s Hospital Cancer Care service following a 16-month long fundraising campaign. Anne Taylor, 68, started her momentous fundraising challenge in December 2015 and has been hard at work ever since organising a wide range of other events, held mostly at Shanklin Conservative Club, including: a black and white …

NEWPORT PARISH COUNCIL SUPPORTS TOWN’S TIMEBANK

Newport Timebank has taken a step closer to being established thanks to a donation from Newport Parish Council. At a recent steering group meeting Cllr Peter Whiteman, vice-chairman of the Parish Council, presented a cheque for £750 to the group. Following an interesting presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting from West Wight Timebank, Cllr Jones-Evans added an item to the …

NATASHA TRIUMPHANTLY SAILS FROM SCOTLAND TO IRELAND

Cowes-based adventurer Natasha Lambert BEM has successfully become the youngest disabled woman to skipper a yacht from Scotland to Ireland. Her grand adventure started from South East Scotland on Monday at 10:30. 6 hours later Natasha triumphantly sailed into Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Natasha, who has artheroid cerebral palsy, is unable to use conventional controls. Instead she steers and controls the …

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