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Warm Spaces

We are holding a monthly accessible and inclusive Warm Space in the Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council building. This is open to everyone from 9.30 -1pm. Come and join us for a chat, refreshments and a light lunch. ALL FREE

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Media Makers

Earlier this year we were awarded a small grant from Isle of Wight Council’s Mental Health Team. We bid for money to produce a short film, with young people who had either a disability, long term health condition, or poor mental well being. It was decided to find only a small group of young people.

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Isle of Wight Randonee

Many thanks to the Isle of Wight Randonee Community who have very kindly donated £2,000 to us. The money is much appreciated and will allow us to continue offering our Isle Riders events.

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Fond Farewell

We’ve said a fond farewell to Christian, who has been volunteering with us over the summer holidays. Christian has started at the Isle of Wight College and wish him every success and thank him for all his hard work

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Helen Monroe-McNeil

New Fundraising and Events Volunteer Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Helen Monroe-McNeil as our new Fundraising and Events Volunteer Coordinator. Helen has an extensive history of organising successful events and we are already planning for 2024. Welcome Helen! If anyone would like to offer help for events and fundraising, please contact Helen

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Sponsored Climb Over The 02 Dome

Our CEO, Jan Brookes, recently climbed over the O2 Dome on May 17th. Raising £400 for the charity. It was quite a physical challenge but she was glad she did it as the view at the top was spectacular.

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Disability Training Day

We recently held a Disability Equality Training day, courtesy of Toucan Diversity. It was fully booked and well received, so we hope to be holding another session shortly.

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Where to find new holiday bookings

For any Isle of Wight hotel or B&B, restaurant or cafe, attraction or amenity wanting more bookings this year, this eye-opening article in the Guardian tells you where they can come from.  “For every person with a disability who doesn’t travel because of the logistical challenges, you have a family, you have carers, you have friends

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