GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS RAISE OVER £800 FOR MACMILLAN.

Girlguiding members, including Trefoil members, across the Island have raised over £800 by organising and running Coffee Mornings/Evenings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. These well-established events which support Macmillan are run across the country and a number of charities and other organisations on the Island take part every year. Monies raised support Macmillan to ... read more

SOLENT WELCOMES NATIVE OYSTERS. 

In January, the Blue Marine Foundation launched the Solent Seascape Project aiming to regenerate the native oyster population over the next five years. On Wednesday, the first batch of 1000 juvenile oysters, sourced from the West Coast of Scotland were placed in their new home at the UKSA in Cowes, under their pontoons. Project manager ... read more

IW LORD-LIEUTENANT AWARDS 2023.

Donna Sanders-Steel one of the Girlguiding IW Assistant County Commissioners has gained an Award for her work in the Probation Service and recognition for her volunteering with Girlguiding. The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes hosted H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Awards recently sponsored by S.E.R.F.C.A. -The South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association. The ... read more

Girlguiding IW members at IW Day

Members of Girlguiding IW had a stand and activities at this year’s IW Day. Held at Brading Roman Villa in mid September the day was themed on, of course, The Romans. There were competitions for children in Roman dress and visits from ‘Romans’ showing how life was in Roman times when Brading was a sea ... read more

AUSTRIAN ADVENTURE FOR GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS.

Following much fundraising the three members of Girlguiding IW who were selected to represent the UK on an Austrian Adventure flew to Salzberg.  Guides, Emily Stephens and Keira Wells,( pictured below) both members of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Guide Unit travelled to Austria with IW Brownie leader Harriet Townsend plus other Guides and ... read more

CARNIVAL TIME FOR 4TH SANDOWN BROWNIES

Following links with the IW Volunteer Centre and Shademakers based in Ryde, 4th Sandown Brownies and their leaders have been in a carnival mood. The leaders made carnival flags, using the Batik technique, at workshops held by the Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre, over several evenings, throughout the Summer months. Sharon and Lily George from ... read more

Great Wight Bite-Food Festival

The Great Wight Bite Food Festival took place at Northwood House, Cowes. With very hot weather on the Saturday the thousands of visitors were glad to find the shade and perhaps enjoy a cooling drink from a selection of food and drink outlets including JLT Wines from Freshwater or the Island’s very own Mermaid Gin. ... read more

PRINCESS BEATRICE’S OWN MUSEUM

Both Guide and Brownie Units at Carisbrooke have the honour of having the name of a royal princess in their official titles- 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Guide Unit and 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Brownie Unit. These titles were bestowed on the units back in the 1920s when the then Princess Beatrice lived at ... read more

COWES WEEK 2023- ON LAND AND SEA.

Throughout Cowes Week sailing was on and off due to weather conditions. In the Sunsail Class, winning crews each day were awarded Mermaid spirits as prizes for the top three placings. This was the result of the Isle of Wight Distillery linking up with Prometheus Sailing the leading yacht charter business in the UK. On ... read more

Wight in Bloom 2023-YOUNG GARDENER WINS TOP AWARD

Alan Titchmarsh MBE has always said that young gardeners must be encouraged to not only learn gardening skills but to enjoy the outside World more by taking an interest in nature and the countryside. He recalled that the Island has set a benchmark for other counties to copy for its floral displays which can be ... read more