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SPORT CENTRE WINS FUNDING TO SUPPORT DISABLED YOUNGSTERS

The West Wight Sports & Community Centre are celebrating this week after winning £5,000 in the Aviva Community Fund. The charity was up against hundreds of projects from across the country for the funding, which will be used to run sports sessions for children with disabilities. Community support for the project was essential and only those with the most votes …

SOUTH EAST DRIVERS UNSURE HOW TO DRIVE IN SNOW AND ICE

South East residents have dangerously poor knowledge when winter hits, with over 63% unsure of the correct way to deal with their car skidding on ice or snow, according to a new survey by motoring accident specialists, Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers. In the event of skidding, 12% would sharply apply the brakes or put their hazard lights on (23%), instead …

NEW EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE MUSIC THERAPY SERVICE LAUNCHES

A new partnership with national music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins is supporting people to live life to the full, right to the end, at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The new music therapy service is now available, offering people opportunities for creativity and expression at a time when these can be difficult to achieve. Joining the hospice team is music therapist, …

2016 DELIVERS SUCCESS FOR THE ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is celebrating another successful year with the charity working with record numbers of young people in recovery from cancer partnered with several exciting announcements set to deliver continued growth and accessibility in 2017. The Trust, which was established 14 years ago by internationally renowned yachtswoman, Dame Ellen MacArthur, gives young people in recovery from cancer …

NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW CHALLENGES FOR RURAL ISLAND BUSINESSES

Brexit issues, business rates and plans for the new coast path will be key challenges for many Isle of Wight rural businesses in 2017, says Susie Sheldon, chairman of the CLA’s Isle of Wight branch.  The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) represents more than 30,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses in England and Wales. Susie Sheldon comments: “Uncertainties over …

SPORTS CENTRE LAUNCH CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BUILD CLIMBING WALL

An online fundraising campaign is giving Islanders the chance to get involved and turn the idea of a purpose built indoor climbing wall in Freshwater into a reality. West Wight Sports & Community Centre are aiming to raise £20,000 through Crowdfunding, a scheme whereby people can make pledges to a project in return for a reward. Centre Manager Clare Griffin …

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