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ABSEIL FOR THE HOSPICE

Earl Mountbatten Hospice is pleased to offer thrill-seeking fundraisers the opportunity to take on two amazing challenges in 2013, with spaces available to abseil 300ft down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower, or to take on a Tandem Skydive from 12,000ft!  First up is the chance to strap on a harness and abseil 300ft down the side of the Spinnaker Tower on Sunday 23rd …

PANCAKE RUN IN YARMOUTH

Shove Tuesday celebrations brought fun and excitement to Yarmouth today when children from local schools took part in the annual Yarmouth pancake races. Hundreds of people watched on and cheered in the Town Square as children of all ages took part in the fun run. Thanks to Nik Taylor for the photograph

SWIMMER GOES FOR COLDEST SWIM OF THE YEAR

Anna Wardley will be acquainting herself with the waters of the Solent ahead of her Round the Island Swim in September where she will be raising money for charity including East Cowes based The Ellen MacArthur Trust. Notoriously the coldest sea temperatures of the year in February, Anna will be swimming off from East Cowes Marina at 11.30am on Thursday …

RACE FOR LIFE CANCELLED

THIS year’s Race for Life, due to be held on the Island on 29th July, has been cancelled due to the increasingly bad weather. The annual run, which is held at Seaclose Park, has been cancelled after a meeting with members of Medina Leisure Centre, who manage the land. It is understood that the ground is too waterlogged to be …

SOLENT SWIM FOR CHARITY FUNDS

SUNDAY 15th July is the 2nd Wild West Solent Swim and 70 swimmers will be crossing from Hurst Castle to Colwell. The event is organised by West Wight Sports Centre as a fund raiser for it’s own charity, but 19 other charities are also being supported by the swimmers.Each swimmer has a target of £250 to raise but many have …

ISLAND GOES YELLOW FOR HOSPICE

BUSINESSES, organisations and individuals across the Island have taken part in Go Yellow Day today (Friday) in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Shops have decorated their windows, residents have donned yellow outfits and other yellow-themed activities have been taking place across the Island, raising much needed funds for the Newport-based hospice. Ryde based superstore, Tesco, have decorated the entrance to the …

FUN DAY TO BE HELD FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

CHILDREN with disabilities are being invited to a fun day being held at an Island farm under the government’s short breaks scheme. Nettlecombe Farm in Whitwell is hosting a range of activities including everything from sport to simulations on Wednesday 25 July. There are two sessions with the first being held between 10am – 1pm and the second between 1.30pm …

ORCHESTRA REACH SEASON FINALE

THE Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are busy preparing for their final concert of this season at Medina Theatre on Saturday (7th July). Following their very popular and successful Diamond Jubilee Concert, the orchestra have planned another concert suitable for all the family. The concert will open with an overture composed by Roger Quilter entitled “Children’s Overture”. It Incorporates a …

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