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ROUND THE ISLAND CYCLE CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF KATHLEEN

A group of 22 cyclists will be touring around the Isle of Wight this coming weekend (15th/16th July) to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. ‘The Kathleen Painter IOW Cycle Challenge’ has been organised by Kenny Smith in memory of his sister, Kathleen, who recently lost her long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Riders from across the UK …

AMEY HELPS CLEAN UP POPULAR BRIDLEWAY IN RYDE

A team of staff from Amey have used their community involvement day to remove litter from a popular public bridleway. The staff carried out a litter pick and filled more than a dozen bags of litter from the bridleway that runs between Oakfield and Smallbrook Lane in Ryde. Among the items also removed included a bicycle, a pram, a tyre …

FUN, FOOD AND FUNDRAISING LEADS TO HOSPICE DONATION

An evening of raucous comedy and fabulous food – which included the auctioning of a tandem bicycle – has resulted in a £4,326 donation to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Organised and hosted by speaker and comedian Paul St John Martin from Blackwater, the event was held in the hospice’s John Cheverton Centre. Around 60 people attended the evening during which …

WIGHTLINK WELCOMES SWEET MUSIC ON BOARD THE YARMOUTH FERRY

The West Wight will be alive with ukulele music this Sunday (9th July) as a 22-strong Hampshire-based ukulele band is set to cross the Solent to delight residents and holidaymakers alike. Uke Box Glory will be playing on board Wightlink’s 10:15 sailing to Yarmouth, then busking in the town before hopping on board the Needles Breezer and playing at Freshwater Bay, …

GO SAIL PROJECT EXPANDS TO OFFER MORE YOUNG PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO TRY SAILING

The Go Sail project, an innovative project that provides 14 to 16-year-old school children living in the Solent area the chance to experience the thrill of being out on the water, has expanded its offering to local young people throughout the school holidays in Portsmouth and Cowes. There are two options on offer with Go Sail: A free 3-hour Taster …

CLUB MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT BEACH SAFETY

19 members of the Ryde-based Johns Club, which caters for people with learning and physical disabilities, spent 90 minutes at Cowes Lifeboat Station to learn about beach safety earlier this week. The members, aged from 14 to 60, specifically asked the station’s visits team to cover the subject as they regularly visit Island beaches during the summer months. To ensure …

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