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HOSPICE RAISING AWARENESS OF LYMPHOEDEMA SERVICES

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is taking the opportunity, during National Lymphoedema Awareness Week (5th-11th March 2017), to highlight that the Isle of Wight’s Lymphoedema Service is available to anyone who has a GP. The service is based at the hospice and provides outpatient clinics for people with lymphoedema. The condition is not limited to people with cancer: for example, some people …

STUDENTS WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THEIR SCHOOLS

The second summit of the Isle of Wight Student Forum was held at Ryde School with Upper Chine on Tuesday (28th February), where students spent the day improving their skills and developing their plans for how they want to see education on the Island change. Earlier this year saw the launch of the new Isle of Wight Student Forum. The Unloc …

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE MY GUIDE SCHEME

Would you like to make a real practical difference to someone living with sight loss? Guide Dogs are currently seeking volunteers on the Isle of Wight to do just that as part of their ground breaking My Guide scheme. My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs to support people who are living with sight loss to get out and …

SMALLBROOK SHARE AND REPAIR EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

Smallbrook Stadium is not only back to normal but further improved thanks to the Share and Repair event held on Thursday following a series of break-ins at the sports and entertainment complex in Ryde. As first reported by Island Echo, communication equipment, keys and other vital organisational equipment were stolen from Smallbrook Stadium on Friday night following a break-in. The heartbreak hit …

RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENTS RAISE CASH FOR ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The fine china was out last week as homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Silver Sands Court development in Bembridge and Somers Brook Court development in Newport welcomed local people to their vintage-inspired tea party, to raise money for the older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service. Guests took a trip back in time as they tucked into tasty treats including tea …

VOLUNTEERS GIVE YOUTH TRUST A MAKEOVER

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has been the grateful recipient of a makeover thanks to the Island community. On Sunday (26th February), over 20 Youth Trust friends, family and members of staff set to work to transform the end terraced house at 1 St John’s place – the only day of the week when the building is not used …

SCHOOL RALLIES ROUND ISLAND ROADS STAFF CHARITY EFFORT

Pupils at Nine Acres Primary have raised nearly £300 for the Wessex Cancer Trust in support of a forthcoming marathon charity effort by one of the school’s mums. Island Roads Structures Engineer Victoria Keefe, whose son Daniel is a Nine Acres pupil, will join her Island Roads colleague Alex Tunnicliffe in running not 1 but 2 marathons – Paris on …

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