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ISLAND CHARITIES BENEFIT AS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES £7MILLION MILESTONE

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has thanked people in Ryde for helping it to reach its £7million donation milestone. 23 charities and good causes have received a total of £4,000 through the Society’s Ryde branch since the Charitable Foundation’s first donation in 1999. Headway Isle of Wight, The Pop Up Soup Kitchen and Isle of Wight Society for the Blind …

STEVE’S RANDONNEE CHALLENGE AHEAD OF 100-MILE RIDE

Despite living with damaged lungs, Steve Owen from Knebworth in Hertfordshire is to take on the challenge of the 2017 Isle Of Wight Randonnee on Sunday 30th April as a training exercise in preparation for his planned 100 mile cycle ride in August. 48-year-old Steve has a blood clotting disorder called Factor V Leiden which has significantly damaged both of his lungs …

FREE TRAINING AVAILABLE AT THE NEW WEST WIGHT CLIMBING WALL

Plans are well underway for the installation of the new climbing wall at West Wight Sports & Community Centre, which will take place at the beginning of May. The project has only been made possible thanks to the support the charity received from the local community. Now, the Centre are offering free training for people interested in leading climbing sessions. The offer …

FUN DAY OUT TO SAY ‘THANK YOU’ TO FAMILIES

Children and their families have enjoyed a fun filled day out as a thank you for their involvement in research. Over 100 families were invited to join the Isle of Wight Study Team at Tapnell Farm in appreciation for their commitment to the important research studies led by the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital. …

FIND IT, FIX IT, FLOG IT HEADING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Channel 4’s ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’, presented by Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien, are looking for contributors on the Isle Of Wight for its upcoming new series. Producers are on the hunt for people with barns or sheds filled with any unwanted items, which can be turned into a nice little earner. This can be anything from an …

ISLE OF WIGHT HOME TO BEST ALPACA FLEECE IN THE UK

Neil and Michelle Payne from West Wight Alpacas are celebrating after scooping 6 major awards at the British Alpaca Society (BAS) National fleece show in Shropshire. The couple, who started the Wellow-based business just 7 years ago, sent their fleeces off to be judged ahead of the 2-day event on 24th & 25th March. ‘Wellow Ursula’ has been awarded the very …

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