GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS TAKE PART IN PARLIAMENT WEEK 2018

Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved. Parliament Week 2018 took place from 12 – 18 November. Taking part nationally were members of Girlguiding with Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units across the UK signing ... read more

NEW MAP FOR NEWPORT.

  Newport Isle of Wight as it’s never been seen before!  There is now a new map to help visitors and locals around the Island’s county town. Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council has revealed a new and affectionate map of Newport town centre. Hand drawn by Alan Rowe of Potting Shed Cartoons, the map will be ... read more

£500 CHEQUE PRESENTATION TO GIRLGUIDING IW.

Girlguiding Isle of Wight has been presented with a cheque for £500 by WightAID. This presentation was made to members of Girlguiding IW by Brian Marriott a Trustee of WightAID during a Brownie, Guide and Ranger meeting. Since its formation, some eighteen months ago, WightAID has granted some £200,000 to over 60 groups and charities ... read more

IDEAL VENUE FOR A VISIT-IW STEAM RAILWAY.

Over the years members of Girlguiding IW have enjoyed a visit to the IW Steam Railway at Havenstreet. Several units make the ‘Santa Specials’ one of their highlights of the year, with a ride on the train and a gift from Santa Clause. However, the IW Steam Railway is not just for Christmas and forms ... read more

VOTE FOR IW FESTIVAL

  The Isle of Wight Festival, which members of Girlguiding IW attended, is up for several awards so please get voting. Here is what the Festival organisers say: We’re very excited to be in the running for Best Major Festival, Best Line-Up, Best Family Festival, Best Festival Production & Promoter of the Year! Thank you all for attending ... read more

AGE UK Isle of Wight-Age Friendly Island Award for Sheila.

Sheila Cates one of the leaders of 11th Newport Rainbows has recently been presented with the Arm in Arm Award by Mark O’Sullivan from Age UK IW at a ceremony during a Rainbow meeting. Mark said that Sheila was up against tough opposition but by helping the younger girls as well as older people-Arm in Arm- across the ... read more

IW MARATHON 2018 GARY’S WILDEST DREAMS

Making his debut in this year’s Isle of Wight Marathon Gary Marshall (number 102), an unattached (non-club) runner from Newport was the surprise winner in a time of 2:58:06. Gary described his victory as beyond his wildest dreams, although he had aimed at running a sub 3hours time. He was running in support of local ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

GIRLGUIDING IW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN Today- 11th October- sees The International Day of the Girl Child. To coincide with this volunteers are needed to join Girlguiding Isle of Wight to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across the Island. There are currently ... read more

THE SKY TRAVELLER AT DIMBOLA.

Dubbed the Sky Traveller a pioneering aerial photographer is the subject of the latest exhibition at Dimbola, Freshwater Bay and the gallery is delighted to host the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Captain Alfred G Buckham. Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity the madcap daredevil Captain Alfred ... read more

Isle of Wight with four nominations in Beautiful South Awards.

The Beautiful South Awards will be held on December 5 in Brighton and the Isle of Wight has four nominations. Finalists have been revealed by Tourism South East and the Island is represented in four separate categories: Tom’s Eco Lodge is nominated in the Glamping Business category, and sister property East Afton House is nominated ... read more