GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS SEE DISNEY’S “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section members and Girlguiding leaders from across the Island attended an exclusive Girlguiding film screening of Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” at the weekend. This screening was arranged by Girlguiding IW Commissioners Lesley Clifford and Shirley Saunders and was held at The Commodore Cinema, Ryde. Lesley and Shirley also arranged for all …

Mountbatten I W chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year.

  Mountbatten Isle of Wight has been chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year following a public vote. Working in partnership, Red Funnel and Mountbatten aim to raise at least £50,000 over the course of the new year through a range of fundraising activities including Walk the Wight, which Red Funnel has supported …

TAKING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT INTO THE COMMUNITY.

Across the Island most units of Girlguiidng IW have been undertaking special activities within their communities with Christmas in mind. Many girls will be delivering hand-made Christmas gifts to Island residents whilst others have been singing or helping other charities. Rainbows and Brownies from Wootton together with Girlguiding leaders paid a visit to an elderly …

BROWNIES ENJOY ‘JUNGLE BOOK-THE PANTOMIME’.

Wroxall Brownies and 4th Shanklin Brownies, units of Girlguiding IW, had a pre-Christmas treat recently when members travelled to Cowes to see the Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of Jungle Book-The Pantomime by Cheryl Barrett. Two Brownies from Shanklin were in the production playing the parts of Wolves and Monkeys. These Girlguiding units …

FESTIVE EVENING FOR CARISBROOKE RANGERS.

  Carisbrooke Rangers held a  Christmas wreath making evening recently. Girls brought in donations for the foodbank to take part and parents paid £5 each to fundraise for the unit. £30 was made which was fantastic and  the event enabled parents to get involved. Everyone  had a fabulous festive evening. …

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS HELP The Little Princess Trust.

Several younger members of Girlguiding IW have recently been helping The Little Princess Trust by donating their long hair. One of these is Guide Molly and here is the background to the hair donation. The Little Princess Trust charity was set up in tribute to a young girl Hannah Tarplee who sadly lost her battle with cancer …

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS ATTEND REGION CONFERENCE

Members of Girlguiding IW attended a South West England Region conference recently at Center Parcs, Longleat, Wiltshire. Included in those attending were Girlguiding Isle of Wight President-Patricia Partridge and one of the Island Commissioners-Lesley Clifford. With the topic of ‘Growth and Retention’ there were presentations and workshops on the various facets of these subjects. ‘Team Isle …

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 …

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 …

£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 …