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COUNCIL CHAIRMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE RAY SCOVELL

Councillor George Cameron, chairman of the Isle of Wight Council, has paid tribute to former council officer Ray Scovell, who died on 19th January this year: Ray Scovell was a man known and loved for his dedication and commitment to Island sport, especially athletics where he coached and volunteered at the Isle of Wight Athletics […]
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UNPAID CARERS ACROSS THE ISLAND URGED TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON CARE

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch England are making a call for feedback from carers across the South East after a year of enormous challenges and loss.  Unpaid carers have played a greater role than ever before in supporting people with their care needs during this pandemic. In addition to the direct support they […]
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GET RID OF YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL HOSPICE

Mountbatten has teamed up with Wight Woodlands to offer a Christmas tree collection and responsible disposal service. Islanders can drop off their real Christmas trees at 3 locations across the Island for a £5 donation per tree, or can arranged to have it collected directly from the doorstep. Trees can be dropped off between 10:00-13:00 at […]
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NEWPORT FAMILY WIN CHRISTMAS JUMPER TRAIL COMPETITION

A family on the Isle of Wight has won a colouring competition as part of David Wilson Homes’ Christmas Jumper trail – winning £100 of Amazon vouchers. David Wilson Homes held the festive colouring competition across 17 of its developments across Dorset, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for National Christmas Jumper Day […]
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MOUNTBATTEN NURSES RAISE £1,500 IN FESTIVE CHALLENGE

Staff from Mountbatten have raised over £1,500 in a virtual festive challenge. Despite the official annual Santa Dash being cancelled earlier this month, Mountbatten nurses, volunteers and their families walked, ran, or cycled a combined total of over 90km. Their individual festive challenges took place all over the island during December and were completed in […]
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‘NO ONE SHOULD HAVE NO ONE’ – AGE UK ISLE OF WIGHT LAUNCH ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Age UK Isle of Wight is reaching out to those who are maybe lonely or isolated this Christmas to say ‘we are here for you’. Their annual campaign, supported by Megan Baker Estate Agents, is entitled is ‘No One Should Have No One’. Before the outbreak of coronavirus, the Island was already facing a loneliness […]
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NEWCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL HOLD LONDON MINI MARATHON

Last term, Newchurch Primary School took part in the very first virtual London Mini Marathon, following the cancellation of the event on the 4th of October. A teacher at the primary school, Mr. Tuck, along with several parents from the school were set to run the London Marathon, so it is an event that is […]
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A NEW FUND SET UP TO HELP FEED LOCAL FAMILIES

Food banks across the south are set to benefit from a new fund set up by a regional co-operative. Southern Co-op has made an initial donation of £5,000 to its Feed a Family Fund so local food banks can start applying for help straightaway. The independent co-operative is also asking its customers and members to […]
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BRIGHTBULB’S MINCE PIE MARATHON RETURNS THIS DECEMBER

Brightbulb Design’s Mince Pie Marathon, which last year raised over £3,000 for charity, is returning bigger and better for 2020. At the end of 2019, mince pie fever hit businesses on the Island with Brightbulb’s marathon fundraiser. The Island design studio sold and delivered over 3,000 mince pies, helping to raise a total of £3,100 […]
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