COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED

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 DIMBLEBEY COMING TO COWES

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

SOLD OUT

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

GIRLGUIDING IW- ARTS ADVISOR

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

RAINBOWS EASTER EGG HUNT

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

STAY AWAYS FOR BROWNIES

To commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Brownie section of Girlguiding, Brownies around the UK have been invited to Big Brownie Birthday Stay Aways. In partnership with PGL girls and their leaders have undertaken stays in locations where, in many cases, they have not visited before and this has formed part of their ... read more

EAST COWES BROWNIES AND GUIDES CELEBRATE.

Celebrating achievements was the order of a special evening held at East Cowes Methodist Church Hall recently. East Cowes Brownies had been collecting bedding on behalf of the RSPCA at Godshill and having filled a number of sacks invited two members of the RSPCA to visit their unit meeting to collect the bags. All the ... read more