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ISLAND WOMEN SHOW CANCER WHO’S BOSS

Over 750 Island women today ran, jogged and walked to show cancer who’s boss by raising money to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments by taking part in the annual Race for Life event held at Medina Theatre, Newport.  As the klaxon sounded at 11:00, females of all ages started their 5km challenge on a set course around the …

LOCAL ACTS TAKE BESTIVAL SPOT

It was a night to remember for many yesterday (Thursday) as a variety of local Island talent took to the stage to battle it out for a spot at this years Bestival. Bands, DJs, Choirs and Spoken Word artists performed in front of over 300 people for their place at one of the countries best festivals, at an intimate gig at Northwood …

EXPLORER SCOUTS RAISE FUNDS FOR SWITZERLAND TRIP

Cowes Buccaneers Explorer Scout Unit recently ran a car wash to raise funds for a trip to Switzerland this August. Taking place at Cross Street Car Park between 9-4, the group raised over £250 by washing cars. This will help fund the trip which includes activities such as Mountain Climbing, Canyoning, White Water Rafting, Camping and many more taking place …

THE ULTIMATE OAR-DEAL FUNDRAISING NIGHT

For most, the slightest suggestion of rowing a grueling 50 nautical miles around the Isle of Wight in less than 8 hours is enough to have us running for the hills. But for the six Island men taking on the challenge of a lifetime rowing around the Isle of Wight, the blood sweat and tears involved is just a side …

PHIL THE TROLLEY FOR ISLAND’S FOODBANK

Dressed in IOW Foodbank Green, volunteers and supporters are pushing Phil the supermarket Trolley around the Isle of Wight today to raise awareness of the provision. Arriving via hovercraft this morning, Phil the Trolley will be visiting towns and villages across the Island hoping for  food & cash donations to be made into the characterised trolley and green collection buckets. Hovertravel’s managing director Neil …

CAR WASH FOR SCOUT TRIP FUND

The 2nd Cowes Explorer Scout Unit is holding a charity car wash on Saturday to raise funds for a trip to Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland during August 2013. The event is being held on Saturday 11th May at Cross Street Car Park, Cowes (behind corries cabin) from 09:00 until 16:00. Organisers would like to thank Corries Cabin and …

BRIAN KICK-STARTS WALKING FESTIVAL

The 15th Anniversary of the Annual Isle of Wight Walking Festival got underway this weekend with over 250 walks taking place this month alongside a further 70 more walks in October. Brian Blessed, star of iconic films such as Flash Gordon and Henry V, as well as famous TV series Z Cars and Black Adder, entertained a packed Medina Theatre …

HOSPICE SHOP RELOCATES

The Island’s Earl Mountbatten Hospice hosted the Grand Opening Party of it’s relocated Cowes Shop today (Saturday). The former Aquatogs shop at 115 High Street, Cowes now homes the EMH Chairty shop, which was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Island’s newly-appointed High Sheriff, Mary Case. Music from local saxophonist Denzil lifted spirits while food and refreshments was offered …

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