NEWS FROM RED FUNNEL.

Red Funnel has announced that Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats, a collaboration of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue, has been elected as its Charity of the Year (COTY), 2020. This announcement follows the results of a vote by Red Funnel staff and customers. The lifeboat groups joined forces ... read more

1ST CARISBROOKE BROWNIES CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT.

With Scottish Country Dancing and Cake what better way to celebrate Burns Night. All the Brownies and leaders of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Brownie Unit recently enjoyed an evening of Scottish Country Dancing led by two members of the IW Caledonian Society. Scottish music filled the hall and the girls were quick to ... read more

ISLAND MEMBERS OF GIRLGUIDING HELP THEIR FELLOW AUSTRALIAN GUIDES.

With Australia Day on the 26th January members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight decided to not only think of their fellow Guide sisters in Australia but to support them financially so that homes and meeting places can be rebuilt once the bush fires have stopped burning. Although there are now several appeals for the Australian ... read more

IT’S PANTO TIME-OH YES, IT IS!

Girlguiding members from across the Island enjoyed a visit to Medina Theatre to see this year’s Pantomime, Dick Whittington. Performed by a professional cast and dancers from a local dance school the show had something for everyone. There were well known songs to sing along to, magic tricks, excellent and colourful dance routines as well ... read more

TWO 1ST CARISBROOKE GUIDES GAIN GOLD AWARD.

Two members of 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guides have gained their Girlguiding Gold Awards. These new awards were introduced last year with Girlguiding’s New Programme and cover an array of skills across the programme’s sections. Caitlin Cross (L) and Tessa Bryson both 13 had already undertaken Girlguiding’s Baden Powell Award which was the highest ... read more

AT IW STEAM RAILWAY AT CHRISTMAS

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and leaders formed groups of Carol Singers to entertain the visitors at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet on several occasions on the run up to Christmas. Sandown Rainbows and their leaders meanwhile enjoyed a full day-out at the Steam Railway following an Island Line rail journey to get there. At Havenstreet all ... read more

HOW THE UK PARLIAMENT WORKS

Girlguiding nationally has been involved with Parliament Week for some years. Over the years some IW units have taken part. Units have had visits from PAs to our MP but this year some units taking part had a visit from the then MP-Bob Seely. At sessions Bob answered questions from all the girls on the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW AT CHRISTMAS.

Girlguiding members have been out and about across the Island in the weeks before Christmas, Carol singing, performing Christmas plays and verses, decorating Christmas Trees and generally helping other charities-something that Girlguiding is very good at. At St. Vincent’s Care Home, Ryde, Wootton Brownies and Rainbows entertained the residents with Christmas Carols and songs, recited ... read more

TOURISM AWARDS FOR ISLAND BUSINESSES

At a special event hosted by travel broadcaster and travel editor of the Independent newspaper Simon Calder and held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, Isle of Wight tourism businesses have been recognised for their excellence at The Beautiful South Awards. Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight collected a bronze award for ... read more