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TEAM GB’S LUKE PATIENCE ANNOUNCED AS CANCER TRUST AMBASSADOR

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced that British Sailing Team’s Luke Patience is the charity’s newest official ambassador. 30-year-old Luke is a leading 470 sailor from the British Sailing Team who has represented Team GB in the past 2 Olympics, winning a silver medal at the home Games in 2012. Luke has explained why he wanted to get involved with …

NEW ARTIST AT KENDALLS FINE ART

Having been born on the Isle of Wight and lived her first few years at Godshill, Anna Keen has now returned to the Island following some years on another island – Arran, Scotland and several years in European destinations. Whilst in Italy she rowed across the Lagoon in Venice to the Island of Infectious Diseases and wandered round Naples ending up …

ISLAND MAN IN UNIQUE TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING FOR DIABETES UK

Professional sailor Adam Pereira is to sail 7,000 nautical miles single-handed from Cowes to the Statue of Liberty and back nonstop to fundraise for Diabetes UK as part of Diabetes Week.  A truly unique challenge, 49-year-old Adam will be the first person with Type 1 diabetes to complete a transatlantic crossing on his own. Adam, who hails from Ventnor, sets off for …

FSA LAUNCHES ‘SAFE SUMMER FOOD’ GUIDE AS PICNICKERS HEAD OUT IN THE SUN

INFOGRAPHIC: Over 2.8 million people in the South East (39%) plan to get out into the great outdoors for a picnic this summer but al fresco dining doesn’t come without worry for some. That’s according to a snapshot survey from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) which shows that over a fifth of people in the South East (23%) are concerned …

SUBWAY REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ISLAND PARENT’S DEDICATION TO CHILDREN

A survey by national sandwich brand Subway has revealed that 70% of parents on the Isle of Wight feel like a taxi service for their children, whilst 33% of parents feel like passing ships in the night. Subway commissioned the report to show how far dedicated parents are driving to after-school clubs while making sure their children are kept well fed …

50 EMPLOYEES OF NEWTON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TO WALK ACROSS THE WIGHT

Over 50 employees of London-based Newton Investment Management will walk 25 miles across the Isle of Wight today (Friday) to raise £50,000 for CASCAID, a city-wide initiative to generate vital funds for Cancer Research UK. Staff have been training hard over the last few months, and the office has been buzzing with tales of adventurous commutes on foot, discussions over …

‘LOVE DOESN’T HURT’ VOLUNTEERS RAISE AWARENESS OF CONSENT

The Island’s Safeguarding Adults Board were at the Isle of Wight Festival once again this year to raise awareness of consent and domestic abuse. Volunteers from ‘Yellow Door’ Counselling Service (formerly Southampton Rape crisis), the Hampton Trust and the NHS Sexual Health team were on hand to provide specialist support and a ‘safe space’ to anyone affected by the issues. …

PUPILS TO EXPERIENCE WORLD WAR II EVACUATION

Isle of Wight school children are to discover what it was like to be evacuated during World War II. The annual event at Havenstreet’s Isle of Wight Steam Railway will see the station transformed to replicate a wartime station, between 19th-22nd June 2017. Organised by Isle of Wight Council’s Heritage Service, the event recreates the scenario that tens of thousands …

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