Founded on 4th March 1824 by Sir William Hillary on the Isle of Man the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was well named. Thirty years on it became the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,a name most people are familiar with today. In the early 19th century there was an average of 1,000+ ... read more


Several Long Service Awards were presented to leaders by Girlguiding IW’s Island Commissioner Janet Lovell at this year’s Annual Review. Held at the Mattinson Centre, Corf Scout Camp, Janet welcomed everyone to the event saying that this would be her last Annual Review as Island Commissioner as she retires from the post, which she has ... read more


Community Action IW had a record of 70 entries for their 2014 Awards which were divided into eight categories. A shortlist of 25 was drawn up before a judging panel decided the winners. Some past winners have gone on to receive the Queen’s Award, which was launched in 2002, at the time of the Golden ... read more


David Dimbleby will fire the starting cannon & compete in the 2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race  The Island Sailing Club and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are delighted to announce that the BBC TV commentator and presenter of BBC’s long-running programme ‘Question Time’ since January 1994, will fire the 0630 first start gun ... read more


This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has now sold out of day tickets for Saturday 14th June 2014 with that day featuring the only UK performance of the year from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Festival Promoter John Giddings said: “I am hardly surprised that the Saturday day tickets are the first to sell out….The level ... read more

Riverfest 2014 – Boats, Crafts, Food and free Fun!

Riverfest 2014 is setting sail on Saturday 17th May 2014 from 11am to 3pm. This free event is now the largest community event in Newport! It is also the largest family-friendly event in Newport, with lots of free and interesting things for children to see and take part in. Riverfest has a focus on supporting ... read more


Sharon Winter who is both a Brownie and Rainbow leader is the Girlguiding IW Arts Advisor.  When girls or leaders need advice on Arts Projects then it is Sharon who can be called upon but in turn Sharon calls on her husband Malcolm for expert art advice as he is a professional artist. When Girlguiding ... read more

A Royal Invitation

Girlguiding  President, HRH The Countess of Wessex, has invited 50 Brownies and their Mums or other carers for a tea party in the garden at Buckingham Palace in June.   Places will be allocated by a prize draw and entry forms must be completed and returned by 6th May.  In order to make this event as accessible ... read more


Dozens of Rainbows from the Puckpool Section of Girlguiding IW headed to Blackgang Chine recently to take part in an Easter Egg hunt for an Easter Challenge. Together with their leaders the girls worked in groups on clues which had been set by Section Commissioner Ann-Marie Kitcher. In finding the clues all the girls and ... read more