12 Months after the first draw was made live on IW Radio, the three independent lifeboat stations are extremely pleased to announce that the Independent Lifeboat Lotto has - in its first year - made £36,000 for the units based at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown.
Thanks to the support and generosity of Islanders the lifeboat stations now have a steady, increasing amount that they receive every four weeks, helping with operational running costs and larger items of equipment that need to be purchased.
A Birthday cake was cut at the Ryde Inshore Rescue HQ in May
The lotto costs just over £8 a month.
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
An appeal has been launched in Bembridge to transform the Cloisters, which has played an important part of village life since 1860.
Raising the standards of child protection and education will be a top priority for the new-look Isle of Wight Council. …continue
Speeding motorists are being educated about the dangers of their actions by volunteers taking part in a police scheme on the Isle of Wight. …continue
The Isle of Wight’s oldest theme park is celebrating its 170th anniversary this bank holiday weekend. …continue
Staff at Osborne House are celebrating what would have been the birthday of Queen Victoria. …continue
The Island's registrar service will move temporarily due to the Isle of Wight Festival. …continue
Helping to support mental health service users is the aim of a newly established charity on the Isle of Wight. …continue