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ACTORS HELP WITH FUNDING PRESENTATIONS TO SHANKLIN GROUPS

The cast of Shanklin Theatre’s Strictly Murder, including former Coronation Street actor Brian Capron and soap stars Corinne Wicks and Gary Turner, were on hand to take part in presentations to voluntary groups in Shanklin during their recent tour. Presentations were made by Shanklin Rotary Club to both Shanklin Library and Shanklin Football Club, who received £500 each. Shanklin Town Brass Band …

FESTIVAL TICKETS UP FOR GRABS TO HELP SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTS

Island-based charity Independent Arts is holding a prize draw with a pair of weekend camping tickets to Isle of Wight Festival 2017 up for grabs. The tickets have been donated to Independent Arts by the Festival organisers as part of their charity initiative, which has seen them donate tickets to several charities to aid fundraising. The Isle of Wight Festival …

COWES STUDENTS HELP TO SEND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL

Students at Cowes Enterprise College have taken positive action to help support over 260million children worldwide who miss out on school and also miss out on the chance to improve their own lives and their local communities. 14-year-old Treeve White and 13-year-old James Fletcher decided to apply to become Campaign Champions in the ‘Send my Friend to School’ project, a schools-based …

ISLAND CREATIVITY TO BE PUT ON THE NATIONAL STAGE THANKS TO INTERIOR DESIGNER

An interior designer based in Sandown has won the chance to show off her talents at the Grand Designs Live show in London’s ExCEl exhibition centre at the end of this month. Island resident Janette Webb will be showcasing not only her own talent at the show, which attracted over 100,000 visitors, but that of Island businesses who are supplying …

DIMBOLA WELCOMES EXHIBITION OF ICELANDIC WORKS

Taking pride of place currently at Dimbola Museum and Galleries is an exhibition of atmospheric black and white photographs entitled ‘Iceland-An Easy Calm’. Compiled entirely on location over a period of 8 years they were taken by Tim Rudman, a renowned award winning fine art photographer. Tim worked with colour transparencies for a period but returned to his passion for …

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 …

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