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SOCIETY MEMBERS’ SMALL CHANGE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN RYDE

2 Island charities and a local not-for-profit organisation have all received a share of a £100,000 fund from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. Aspire, The Bus Shelter IOW and The Pop Up Soup Kitchen have been given £100 each after the Society’s Small Change Big Difference Month campaign at Ward House Mortgages & Life in Ryde. The Charitable Foundation is funded …

POPPY APPEAL RAISES NEARLY £10,000 AT SAINSBURY’S NEWPORT

Poppy Appeal collectors Mick and Mavis Furnell have this year raised almost £10,000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Between 31st October and 12th November the fundraising duo spent each day raising funds at Sainsbury’s Newport, selling a mix of Poppies and other merchandise. Between them they raised a staggering £9,951. Simon Church, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of …

RETIREES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EARLY TOGETHER IN BEMBRIDGE

Christmas came early for homeowners at McCarthy and Stone’s Silver Sands Court retirement development last week, when the housebuilder welcomed local choirs to perform at its special Christmas concert. Bembridge retirees enjoyed a selection of yuletide classics from The Holy Trinity Church Choir, where they were joined by family and friends as they tucked into festive mulled wine and mince …

MORRISONS NEWPORT SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH KIND DONATIONS

Baby vests, teddies, chocolates, flowers and thermal gloves have all been donated to St Mary’s Hospital, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the Pop-up Soup Kitchen, thanks to the team at Morrisons supermarket in Newport. Store colleagues Leah Tosdevin and Tracy McNulty took on the role of Santa yesterday (Monday) to deliver a selection of wonderful gifts to those in need and to the …

SANTA CLAWS APPEAL LAUNCHED BY ISLE OF WIGHT ZOO

With the approach of the festive season, the traditional annual search for Christmas gifts gathers pace. With gifts in mind, the Isle of Wight Zoo has launched its ‘Santa Claws Appeal 2016’ giving the zoo’s animals the chance to also enjoy the spread of Christmas cheer. Each of the zoo’s animal teams has helped their animals complete a Christmas wish …

MILITARY COLLEGE SHORTLISTED FOR EDUCATION AWARD

The Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT) group, which helps young people build life skills, self-confidence, and fitness through active learning, has been chosen as 1 of 8 finalists for the Times Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards 2017. The Ofsted Outstanding training provider’s flagship offering is the Military Preparation College. Run by ex-military instructors and free to attend due …

STUDENTS DECORATE SAINSBURY’S ONLINE TROLLEYS THIS CHRISTMAS

Sainsbury’s Newport love to decorate their store at Christmas to help customers and colleagues get into the festive spirit. This year, the store team were pleased to receive help from Sixth Form students at nearby St Georges School. The school’s sixth formers very kindly agreed to make large Christmas-themed posters, which have been attached to the store’s online home delivery …

NEW YACHT FOR ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced that thanks to generous support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Ancasta and Beneteau, it is set to receive a highly-specialised yacht to further improve the experience for young people with mobility issues after treatment for cancer, at its south coast base on the Isle of Wight. The announcement follows on from a …

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