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

LINE UP FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2020.

  The Isle of Wight Festival makes its return for 2020 with a huge line-up of music icons marking the first major festival of the summer over 11th – 14th June. First held in 1968 -The UK’s oldest festival –  celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 festival next year. In 1970, the Festival ... read more

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT OSBORNE.

Osborne House was the venue for a special Christmas event when a Victorian Christmas was held over the weekend of Saturday 3oth November and Sunday 1st December. Several members of Girlguiding attended this event including Commissioners, Leaders and Rangers as well as young members. It has become a firm favourite in the Christmas calendar and ... read more

30 YEARS FOR COWES RAINBOWS.

Cowes Rainbows, the youngest members of Girlguiding, have recently celebrated 30 years with a party and presentations of Rainbow Rabbit. Rainbows started in the UK in 1987 when it was found that girls aged 5-7, who were the younger sisters of Brownies and Guides, wanted to join in the fun of Girlguiding too. On the ... read more

GOLD TO OMAN FOR BECKI.

Becki Moore who until recently was a leader with 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guides has now returned from a Girlguiding GOLD adventure to Oman. Becki was one of six members of Girlguiding to visit Oman- a trip that commenced at the end of September. All six members were excited to travel to Oman where ... read more

Public vote opens for ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards

Voting from members of the public for the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’ is now open. These revamped awards will recognise the diverse and wonderful places to go, stay and eat across the Island with 20 categories covering accommodation, food & drink, things to do and with several new categories, including ‘Best Place for ... read more

GUIDE LEADER HARRIET GAINS QUEEN’S GUIDE AWARD.

Congratulations to Harriet Townsend a Guide Leader from Newport IW on gaining her Queen’s Guide Award. Harriet was presented with her Award by Girlguiding IW Island Commissioners Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford. Harriet’s sister who is a Guide was there to join in the celebrations.   Harriet tells of her experiences whilst working for the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING AMBASSADOR VISITS IW.

  Girlguiding IW played host to one of Girlguiding’s national ambassadors with Anna McNuff’s visit to the Island. Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and speaker and this year her latest challenge has been to try and run the distance of 100 Marathons (2,620 miles) barefoot through Britain. This ‘Barefoot Britain’ challenge started in the ... read more