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COUPLE TO CYCLE THE WIGHT FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK

Nikita Hallahan and Danny Wells will be cycling around the Isle of Wight in aid of Prostate Cancer UK today (Saturday), the same weekend as the London Marathon where the couple got engaged a year ago. The fundraising duo – who are due to set off from Yarmouth Lifeboat Station at around 09:30 – are cycling in aid of Prostate Cancer UK following …

ASPIRE RYDE JOIN SOLAR FUNDRAISING DRIVE

Aspire Ryde has joined a Prince inspired solar fundraising drive which has been launched today (Friday) on the anniversary of the super-star’s death. In the days following Prince’s passing, details emerged of his wide ranging and secret philanthropy, including the thousands of dollars worth of solar panels he donated to communities in Oakland, California. Inspired by his actions, climate charity …

BEN FOGLE SUPPORTS SOLENT OYSTER PROJECT

Ben Fogle returned to the Solent yesterday (Thursday) to help Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) – the UK-based marine conservation charity – roll out its plan to restore the native oyster to local waters. The aim is to reintroduce 1 million oysters by the end of the year to help clean up the Solent, the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from …

NSPCC HOPES TO DELIVER ‘SPEAK OUT STAY SAFE’ TO MORE ISLAND SCHOOLS

A new partnership between the NSPCC and Lidl UK will enable the children’s charity to reach 1 million primary school children with crucial advice on how to stay safe from abuse. The supermarket chain is committed to raising £3 million over the next 3 years for the NSPCC’s Schools Service. In 2015/16 the children’s charity visited 3 schools on the …

EGG-STRAVAGANZA EASTER CELEBRATIONS AT SILVER SANDS COURT

This Easter saw McCarthy and Stone’s Silver Sands Court Retirement Living development open its doors to the Bembridge community, where retirees and their families were invited to hop along and take part in a chocolaty-filled Easter egg hunt and enjoy a drink with some traditional hot cross buns. Laurie Currie, Sales Executive at Silver Sands Court, comments: “With Easter traditionally a …

FESTIVAL TEAM UP WITH VENTNOR EXCHANGE TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY

The Isle of Wight Festival 2017 have partnered with Ventnor Exchange, in support of Record Store Day, to give away 5 pairs of weekend tickets to this year’s festival. Each pair of tickets will be hidden inside mystery records for lucky customers to find throughout the store this Saturday (22nd April). The winners will receive the opportunity to see headliners Arcade …

BIG ATTENDANCE AT LIFEBOAT STATION OPEN DAY

Over 400 members of the public attended the Open Day at Cowes RNLI lifeboat station on Easter Monday. With a dozen volunteers on hand – comprising members of the visits/education team and some crew members – the visitors had plenty of opportunity to learn about both the charity’s sea rescue role and its major efforts to promote water safety. They …

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